Wellbeing Report – March 1, 2018

February 28, 2018


Parentline is a telephone counselling, information and referral service available to all Victorian parents and carers who have children up to the age of 18.- Parentline counsellors receive calls in relation to many parenting issues including managing family relationships, adolescent behaviour, sleep difficulties, tantrums, school refusal and bullying.

Parentline is a confidential and anonymous service available to all families in Victoria.- The phone number is 13 22 89 or access the website www.parentline.com.au

College First Aid Room

The College first aid facilities, practices and procedures are in the event of a member of its community sustaining an injury or illness.- Please note the First Aid room is not manned by a registered nurse or medial practitioner rather staff well trained in first aid. No medication will be dispensed including Panadol or antihistamines.

Internet Safety Tips for Parents

  • Computers and other internet enabled devices (iPads, ipod, iPhones, Xbox) should be situated in a common area of the house Not in the bedroom!

  • Parental monitoring is vital -“ walk past and see what your child is doing, who they are talking to and what sites they are on.

  • Make sure there is no response to rude or harassing emails or social media (keep a record in case of further investigation)

  • Absolutely no exchange of personal information.

  • If the harassment is received on Social Media (MSN/Facebook etc.) have the sender blocked

  • Make sure your children understand that they will not get in trouble if they tell you about a problem

  • Nothing is ever private online.

– For more tips www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au

College Uniform

Now that the cooler weather is upon us please note that jumpers are not to be worn to or from school as the outer layer. The suit coat must be worn as the outer layer if required.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated at the College on Friday 16 March 2018. In an effort to get into the festive spirit all students are encouraged to wear their green St Patrick’s Day tie for the entire day (including to and from the College). Many students purchased these ties in 2017 and accordingly you only need to find them in your wardrobe. For those new to the College, or who for whatever reason did not purchase a tie last year, they are available for purchase from the College shop for $3.