Wellbeing for our staff, students and families is something we take very seriously at Padua. With this in mind we have developed the Visible Wellbeing program at Padua, designed specifically to meet the needs of all in or community in a strategic, educational and sustainable way.

For 2018 we are delighted to announce that we will be rolling out a Positive Education program across the entire College. Positive Education focuses on building core elements of a young person’s development with a particular regard to resilience, perseverance, empathy, gratitude and grit. Next year all students at the College will work through a Positive Education program as part of their pastoral care periods with homeroom teachers and peers. All students and staff will use the Padua Learning Journals to inform this work, the Learning Journals are included in each year level booklist and are a requirement for each student. The author of the program is joining staff Wednesday 29 November to commence work on the implementation of the program for 2018. There will be a number of opportunities for families to participate in the Positive Education program in 2018 and we look forward to sharing our learnings with all families throughout the year.

Aligned with Positive Education the College is also pleased to announce that we are providing all families with access to the wonderful resource, SchoolTV. SchoolTV is a new ongoing online site now available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV covers very important topics such as youth anxiety, depression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying and many others.

SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.

All families can access the archived topics via the site listed below, in particular we draw attention to the topic of transition which holds fantastic information for parents of current Year 6 students who have questions regarding the transition for their son or daughter to Secondary schooling.

You can access the SchoolTV archive here: http://padua.catholic.schooltv.me/category-latest-newsletter

We will publish monthly links to each edition of SchoolTV via the Paduan, SchoolTV can also be accessed on the College website and Facebook page.

Sally Buick
Vice Principal