E-Safety for Students

Staying safe during online learning. 

Never before has being online been so crucial to our daily lives. Students are logging on to learn and socialise in unprecedented ways but it’s crucial our children stay safe while online.

The Sydney Catholic Schools’ Student Wellbeing …

February 6, 2023|

What every child needs right now

In National Child Protection Week, psychologist Sandra Reynolds discusses the changing face of ‘neighbourhood’ during COVID-19 and how to support your child’s wellbeing at this time.

This year’s National Child Protection Week (5-11 September) theme is: Every child, in every c …

September 9, 2021|

How to ask ‘R U OK?’

We caught up with CEO of the Mental Health Coordinating Council, Carmel Tebbutt, ahead of RU OK?Day (Thursday, 10 September).

Carmel Tebbutt is perhaps best known for being the first woman to hold the position of Deputy Premier of New South Wales.

The Sydney Catholic Schools’ alumni and fo …

September 10, 2020|

Help keep your child safe online

While educators were adapting their lessons to teach from afar, Sydney Catholic Schools’ (SCS) Child Protection Team had been bracing for these changes by creating remote learning guidelines to ensure young isolated learners are safe in their (home) school.

“Zoom and Google Hangouts are new m …

My child is struggling in school

If you are concerned that your child is falling behind at school, it is important to intervene early.

One of the most costly mistakes a parent can make in their child’s education, is to delay dealing with any potential problems. The NSW school curriculum is delivered via learning progressions …

A Special Message in Unsettling Times

Where do we find God in COVID-19?

Priests are not immune to the fears and anxieties many are feeling right now.

“At first I said I was ‘frightened’, but then I changed the word to ‘overwhelmed’. I was ‘overwhelmed’ that something like this could happen,” Sydney Catholic Sc …

COVID-19 and the Importance of Talking

Supporting children’s wellbeing during the coronavirus.

Honest and regular communication is key to coping with social isolation and the sense of being plunged into unsettling limbo, says Sydney Catholic Schools’ psychologist and education specialist, Sandra Reynolds.

She r …

April 29, 2020|

Staying Active in Iso

Family ‘brain breaks’ with Mr Kato.

You may be cooped up indoors because of the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active, according to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Randwick teacher Ry Kato.

Mr Kato has created a series of family-frie …

April 20, 2020|

And breathe…

Parent/carer coping tips around remote learning.

Sydney Catholic School’s Head of Wellbeing has some sage advice for parents in this unprecedented time.

It’s being called a New World Order but, to many parents, life in the COVID-19 era feels more like utter chaos.

In a …

April 20, 2020|

Connecting in a time of coronavirus

They are a dependable presence on the playground, and often the first responders when parents seek support on a range of faith and family issues. SCS Family Educators have always been a key link between the school, family and the parish.

As we move to remote learning, and an unspecified perio …

April 20, 2020|