Written by Sally Kenney, School Psychologist Did you know there are more screens than people in most Australian households? The mean amount of devices per household on there is internet access is 6, 7 if you have a child under 15 in your home. Recent data has found that 52% of 14-17 year olds access the web… Read more »
On Thursday 9 February, Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg from the University of Melbourne’s School of Graduate Education spoke to Year 7 parents about coping and the importance of teaching adolescents the skills to cope with life’s challenges. For nearly 30 years, Erica has made a valuable contribution to the field of social emotional learning through… Read more »
After the toddler years, parenting a teenager can be the next most challenging phase for a family. Parents can feel utter frustration at the self-centred child in front of them who seems to be consistently making poor decisions, engaging in risky behaviour and let’s not mention the hormonal mood swings.
Term 4 is the busiest term of the year (and the others have been pretty hectic) with the Year 12s preparing for the next step in their journey, graduations, orientation for new students, and transitions for current students. We know it can be hard to keep on top of all the information, but fortunately we have lots of accessible communication channels to keep you in the loop.
Parenting can be a challenge for many of us, but in the digital age where children access the internet and social media readily, it can be very daunting.
For most parents choosing schools for their child is a major decision. It requires a good deal of research to learn about schools and their offerings. Throw into the process a determination to gain access to the ‘best’ schools and you have a very stressful situation where gaining access to schools becomes more about ‘getting in’ rather than an exciting step in your child’s learning and development.
Our word for this term is ‘Grit’ and forms an integral part of The Character Initiative. What is grit? Grit is the passion, perseverence and stamina for long term goals. Viewing life as a marathon, not a sprint. Up until recently, educators have focussed on student’s cognitive development, things that can be tested by standardised tests,… Read more »