As part of our Master Planning process discussions have occurred on attending to ‘wellness’ programs for students and staff. In all facets of life there is now a greater awareness of promoting mental health and ensuring that initiatives are developed to look after well-being.
At John XXIII College we are keen to explore ideas to support student learning and promote mental health. Tonight, I am joining a panel of Dads at a Men of John XXIII event which will consider ways guidance can be provided for our young people.
This year I have had my eyes opened as a parent of a Year 12 student. My youngest daughter is the first of my three children to experience external Year 12 exams given my older children studied in a different education system. It has been interesting to observe the stresses associated with our assessment regime and the support that is required. My older children are studying at University and seem far more relaxed with final examinations. It has been good learning for me as a Parent and a Principal.