Unfortunately, the reality of COVID-19 is not quite over and there is still a considerable amount of uncertainty. We have all experienced this event together and we are at various levels of transition and adjustment across Greater Sydney. The circumstances have impacted our community, students, parents and teachers alike.
Emotions during this time have varied. For some it has been an opportunity to reflect on what is important, whilst others have embraced the opportunity to learn and move forward, remaining positive. One thing that has remained constant – the need for good parenting and supportive teachers. Both of which offer students stability and familiarity and are vitally important during this time of transition and adjustment.
Whilst many children may be excited at the prospect of lockdown restrictions being lifted, others may feel mixed emotions. Each child’s reaction will differ depending on how well they cope with stress and change. As we all adjust to new routines, it will be vitally important to keep a check on our young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Encourage them to focus on the things they enjoy and value in order for them to remain motivated and ensure their sense of belonging. An example of this getting involved in our house activities online.
Below is a range of fantastic resources which can assist during this time, including our student and parent online learning guidelines. Many of these have been shared by our dedicated staff already through various platforms, including Canvas. I would encourage you to take the time to browse these also and have a conversation with your child where possible. These resources help to assist all students with facts sheets, study advice, healthy routines, relaxation, breaks and helpful links. Year 12 students have specific links to assist through navigating towards the HSC, while staying as healthy as possible. Please remember that our College is here to support students and parents throughout another challenging situation. If you need any further support, please make sure to contact our staff to assist. We will get through this together.
Student and Parent Online Learning Guidelines
Please click here to view the online Learning Guidelines.
Message to Year 12
Pastoral Care & Wellbeing Resources: (Canvas)
Kids Helpline | Phone Counselling Service | 1800 55 1800
COVID-19 Latest Information (nsw.gov.au)
Mr Brendan Jansz – Acting Deputy Principal