Keeping an open line of communication is important for supporting your child throughout their secondary schooling. It might be helpful to use the following checklist when connecting with your son or daughter.
At Cardijn we are fortunate to have four counsellors that are available to help and support students. If you would like your child to have some extra support, encourage them to make an appointment with one of us:
Lili Thom: firstname.lastname@example.org Counsellor/Teacher (Limited Availability)
Anthony Simons: email@example.com Counsellor (Monday - Friday)
Michael Herbert: firstname.lastname@example.org Counsellor/Teacher (Limited Availability)
Emily Chapman: email@example.com Counsellor (Monday - Friday)
If you have any concerns regarding your child and their wellbeing at school, please feel free to contact your child’s homeroom teacher or House Leader.
Following are a few tips to help support your child during the waves of stress throughout the year.
Looking after their wellbeing;
There are some great free apps available that can also help with any issues with sleeping, (iSleep Easy or Pzizz). If they are unable to relax or want to try meditation or mindfulness, download Smiling Mind.
There are also simple things they might be able to do at home - read, try a new hobby or skill, get creative with arts and crafts, baking/cooking, take a bubble bath, watch a favourite TV show or movie. These can also be used as rewards.
A range of organisations are also available for young people to call, email, chat online or visit for more information and resources:
Headspace - www.headspace.com – information and resources or www.eheadspace.org.au to chat to a counsellor
Kids helpline (ages 5-25) https://kidshelpline.com.au - information and resources or free call 1800 55 1800
ReachOut – www.au.reachout.com - information and resources
Youth Beyond Blue – www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport - information and resources or to email /chat to a counsellor or call 1300 22 4636
Parent Helpline SA – www.parenting.sa.gov.au - information and resources or call 1300 364 100