School TV

In the current COVID 19 pandemic climate, it has never been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children. To do this, parents need to be informed with clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced today.

As mentioned at the end of last tern, SchoolTV is a new resource that is now available to our parents. Major topics are addressed with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV gathers information from many great resources such as Dr Carr-Greg, Beyond Blue and Reach Out, amongst others.

During these extraordinary times we are currently living in, it is worth remembering that as a school community we have incredible power to shape this experience for our children. Our school values are integral to how we do this and are part of who we are as people and as a community. Nurturing the value of resilience is a way we can support children to cope and adapt during these challenging times.

Resilience is one of those skills that all kids need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing as part of their journey to adulthood. It is a skill that can be learned from an early age through the support of an adult role model.

However, being resilient does not mean your child won't experience any difficulties, but it will better equip them to manage those situations. One such area of difficulty during this time is how the Coronavirus is impacting families and how they do things on a daily basis. In many cases, it has resulted in the indefinite postponement of many special, and often long-awaited events, such as milestone birthdays, sporting competitions, school trips and family holidays.

Disappointment can be a tricky emotion to deal with at any age, but particularly for young people whose world has been turned upside down in a matter of weeks. Although disappointment is a normal part of growing up, adults need to remember that kids have a lot of choice regarding how they respond to it. Their response will determine the impact on their future happiness and the development of resilience.

Below is the link to access the St Luke’s homepage of School TV and the special report on how to help develop resilience and cope with disappointment.