From the Leader of Wellbeing

From the Leader of Wellbeing

Year 7 Camp

Thursday, 27 May – Friday, 28 May

Year 7 students are growing in excitement as they prepare to leave their comfort zone and invest time with friends at camp while forming new friendships that will last a lifetime with their ‘Sisters’ from MSCW.



Resilience is one of those skills that all kids need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges such as adversity, trauma, tragedy or even stress. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing as part of their journey to adulthood. It is a skill that can be learned from an early age through the support of an adult role model.

However, being resilient does not mean your child won’t experience any difficulties, but it will better equip them to manage those situations. Overprotective parenting can be viewed as being unhelpful in the building of resilience. Although this may be a natural instinct, potentially experiencing failure is all part of the process. Encouraging children to take healthy risks will help them trust their capacity to deal with uncomfortable situations and increase their capacity for courage.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will gain an understanding of how to support their child’s brave behaviour to help them adapt and build resilience.

We hope you take the time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of SchoolTV and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your daughter, please contact her House Coordinator or the College Counsellors for further information, or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to the ‘resilience’ edition of SchoolTV.

SchoolTV can also be accessed in COMPASS via the grey favourites (star) icon, at the top-middle of the home page.

The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project @ Home

Visit the above link to take a look at one way you can help build resilience at home.

The activities this month focus on developing healthy sleep habits and mindful balancing, as opposed to juggling the numerous activities they involve themselves in.



Coping skills, resilience and teenagers:



Parent Information Evening: Respectful Relationships

Wednesday, 7 September

Save the date!

In Term 3 we will share more information about the planned Parent Information Evening with guest speaker Danielle Miller. 

Ms Angela Bowland, Leader of Wellbeing

This article on College life meets The Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools – Charter #1, #2