Wellbeing Info Sessions for Parents


Monday 13th August

Headspace In Schools will be holding an information session for parents/carers on Monday August 13th at 6.30pm at the Galen Catholic College Auditorium. This is a free session (the school is covering all costs) and is for parents and carers who support young people, not for the young people themselves.

The session will focus on grief in adolescents and young people, how to support a bereaved young person, and will discuss some of the things that you may notice about bereaved young people, and how you can begin safe conversations to promote help seeking. The session will also provide information about where young people and their carers can receive support for their mental health, and some pathways for support in the local area. General tips and practices to promote mental health will also be discussed.

The Modern Parent

Thursday 23rd August

Digital Parenting & Cyber Safety Presentation

Martine is an accredited speaker with the eSafety Commission of Australia. She has a background in education & a Masters in Counselling. As a mother to 5, Martine is passionate about helping parents & students safely & smartly navigate the digital world.

To be included:

  • How are kids using the technology?
  • What apps are kids using?
  • Are they safe?
  • Coping with inappropriate content
  • Dealing with digital distractions
  • Managing the video gamer child
  • Digital drama & cyberbullying
  • Privacy, predators and a positive digital footprint
  • Why parents are the key to safe and smart digital kids
  • How to enforce boundaries, limits & keep the balance
  • Strategies to teach kids the skills they need to make the best decisions online

  Session Times:
•10am – 11am – Parent session (Parenting in the Digital World)
• 6:30pm – 8pm – Parent session & light supper provided (Parenting in the Digital World)
Location: Galen Auditorium

The Resilience Project

Tuesday 4th September
Parent Information Night
7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Galen Auditorium

The Resilience Project will be visiting Galen Catholic College on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th September.

They will be working with staff and parents on Tuesday 4th September and with the Year 7, 8, 10 & 12 students on Wednesday 5th September.

The Parent/Guardians Information evening will focus on empowering PARENTS/CAREGIVERS with practical strategies to help build their children’s resilience.

This workshop has been generously funded by the Galen Parents Association.