ERC Updates

From the Director of Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

Next week we are pleased to offer a range of Pastoral opportunities to our students across the school community. The My Strengths Team will be with us on Tuesday 28 March and Wednesday 29 March, to run a workshop for our Year 7 Students titled “My Resilience” which plays an important role in bringing to a close our Transition Program which began in Week 1 and included our Year 7 camp. Parents of Year 7 students are encouraged to discuss with their son’s their character strengths and how they can best use these to overcome challenges and to be the best versions of themselves.

Youth Law Australia will be addressing students in Years 10, 11 and 12 on Tuesday 28 March, the focus of the presentation will be on the important topic of consent, most specifically consent within relationships but will also include information on a range of other legal rights to help to build an understanding and awareness of when something is a legal problem. Please find here a link to the Youth Law Australia website, which provides free legal advice for young people under the age of 25.

On Thursday 30 March and Friday 31 March, students in Years 7-10 will have the opportunity to participate in 2 x one hour workshops about financial literacy, the inclusion of this program in our pastoral program for 2023 is a result of student voice. I congratulate those students who identified a need and desire for this specific education.

These workshops, Talk Money, presented by the Ecstra Foundation are tailored for each Stage.

Students in Years 7 & 8 will focus on spending and saving money. They will explore the choices associated with spending and saving and consider how decisions now can affect future finances and the various ways that conscious consumers can positively impact people and the planet.

  • Workshop A: Students are supported to manage influences on saving, spending and payment options and how to align spending choices with their goals, values and beliefs.
  • Workshop B: Students explore how to make goals achievable and how to develop savings strategies to help manage spending influences and achieve their future goals.

Students in Years 9 & 10 will focus on making money work, exploring ways to make money to help build financial independence and how to navigate the workplace including understanding their rights at work and managing superannuation and tax.

  • Workshop A: Students delve into the world of work, looking at the different ways and approaches to make money. They discuss their rights as an employee and how to have difficult conversations at work.
  • Workshop B: Students gain an awareness of their personal brand and learn practical skills including reading pay slips and understanding tax and superannuation.

Parents of students in Years 7- 10 are encouraged to talk to their son’s about what they have learnt and the value of making positive choices in relation to the management of money from a young age.

As we draw towards the end of the term the boys have been busily engaged in their learning and at times this can be quite challenging and for some even overwhelming. This week’s Happy Families article by James Anderson, highlights some of the ways we can support and encourage our children to positively embrace challenges associated with learning.

Mrs Hughes
Director of Pastoral Care & Wellbeing