by Rachel Fitness

Free parenting resource, now available to all our parents

We recognise that never has it been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children. Parents need to be informed with clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced by today’s youth. Topics such as youth anxiety, depression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying and many others need clear explanation and guidance.

SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz’s, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, among others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and the confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.

Here is the link to our SchoolTV site

The topics currently available for you to view fall into the following categories:

  • Mental health: Suicide and self-harm; depression; anxiety
  • Cybersafety: Internet addiction; online pornography; social media and digital reputation; cyberbullying
  • School survival: School transitions
  • Healthy body: Sleep; body image; physical activity and exercise; diet and nutrition.

As SchoolTV releases new editions, these will be published and made available on our SchoolTV site for you to access. We will keep you informed of when new editions are available either via our Informer newsletter or other school communications. SchoolTV, labelled as ‘parenting resources’, can also be accessed via the St Paul’s website (under ‘Important Links’ in the ‘Current Parents’ section), as well as via the Parent Portal (under ‘Quick Links’).