We have had a very busy start to the new school year in our pastoral program. Our new Year 7 students have settled well into their new pastoral classes. Throughout the rest of this term, the Year 7s will begin making entries in their success journals. These success journals are a tangible way that students can track their growth and reflect on the skills they are developing as they begin their journey in secondary school. Our Year 8 students have had a session with Elevate, an organisation that specialises in the development of time management skills and effective study strategies. Some of their resources for parents can be found at https://elevatecoaching.info/parent-resources/
During one of their pastoral lessons, our Year 9s have heard from Susan McLean, a well-established presenter in the space of responsible behaviour online. She provided some powerful reminders to our students on how important it is to be thinking about how they present themselves online. Some of her resources can be found here: https://www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au/
Our Year 10 - 12 pastoral groups will be beginning their ‘Learn a New Skill’ sessions next week. Students will choose to participate in a number of workshops including ballroom dancing, and yoga to learning Auslan and practising barista skills.
Thank you to all families who have attended the various Parent Information Nights over the last month. It has been wonderful to welcome parents and guardians back onsite at the beginning of the year so that families have an opportunity to meet pastoral leaders and to hear about learning opportunities for the year ahead.
In the next few weeks, we will be hosting two events that are run by the organisation Time and Space. Year 8 students and their fathers or significant male figures are invited to join us on Tuesday 14 March. Our Year 7 students and their mothers or significant female figures will have their night on Wednesday 22 March. Both evenings will be held in the Nalleijerring Centre from 7.00pm. Please see recent emails that have been sent out for details on how to register.
In the last week, we have received the following information about an upcoming webinar being run by the Butterfly Foundation on how to develop positive body image in our young people.
Butterfly Foundation - Body Confident Children and Teens Webinar
It can be hard for children and teens to be accepting of and confident in their bodies. It can also be hard for parents/carers to know what to say or how best to support them. Hear from the experts at Butterfly on how to help your child towards a positive body image.
|Parents/Carers of Primary and Secondary age children
|Body Image Influences
Importance of Positive Body Image
Positive Role Modelling
Reducing Toxic Body Talk
Responding to Appearance Bullying
What to do if concerned
Resources and Supports
|Tuesday 21 March 2023
|7:00pm - 8:15pm (AEDT)
|Live via Zoom (time limited recording available)
|Book Here to Register