Head of Junior School

Head of Junior School

This week the Life Education program has been a part of each class’s PDH program. Topics such as ‘My body matters’, ‘Growing good friends’, ‘Be Cyberwise’ and ‘Relate, connect, respect’ have allowed students and staff to engage in some important topics around child growth and development.

I often share good online content in this space for parents to access. There are some excellent, up to date resources that are worth looking at.

The Fathering Project has a web page called The Fathering Channel. https://thefatheringproject.org/fathering-channel/ Maggie Dent talks about Raising Boys to Men, there’s advice for stepdads and blended families, and even a pulled pork recipe!

Steve Biddulph is one of Australia’s most respected writers and speakers on raising children. His book ’10 things girls need to know’ is a practical and up to date help for any adult who is an influence in the life of a girl. Check out his website on https://www.stevebiddulph.com/Site_1/Home.html

Orientation Morning last Friday was an excellent time for the 40 plus K-6 new girls and boys who joined us for our morning program. I was so proud of our buddies and helpers, and our class programs were a great taste of the year to come.

There is updated information on our end of year events in a letter from the Principal, being emailed to all current families. Needless to say, COVID-19 restrictions have caused us to adapt and change where needed. I will be sending a letter home in the next week with some Junior School details.

Mr Andrew McPhail