From time to time young people experience some feelings of loneliness or change in mood, Headspace have provided the following factsheet for parents to access over the holidays Keeping Healthy Over the Holidays. Additionally they have shared a link to key support services both locally and Australia wide for both students and parents, raising children’s network and parentline. Furthermore, I remind all families that the Kidshelp line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support young people who may struggle over the holiday period. https://kidshelpline.com.au/teensKidshlep.
The holiday period is a time when young people may make poor choices in relation to the use of social media. If your child is exposed to cyberbullying or any other harmful content please report this to the eSafety commissioner using the report button found via this link.
As we enter into the holiday period I want to thank all our families for their support over the past year. It is such a pleasure and a privilege to walk the journey with you and your sons. I hope that the holidays provide an opportunity for rest, rejuvenation and connection after what has been a challenging year. We are very proud of the boys and their capacity to draw on their individual and collective strengths to navigate what has been an unprecedented year.
May your hearts and homes be filled with the peace of Christmas and may the new year bring us the blessings of good health and happiness. We look forward to welcoming the boys back in 2022.
Director of Pastoral Care & Wellbeing