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YEAR 10 P.A.R.T.Y Excursion

YEAR 10 P.A.R.T.Y Excursion

  1. Posted on April 11, 2019

On Wednesday 3 April, a group of Year 10 students went to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) to participate in the P.A.R.T.Y program. The P.A.R.T.Y program stands for Prevention of Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth and is directed at high school (Year 10) students, especially boys. Coordinated by doctors and nurses, the P.A.R.T.Y program aims to educate young people to think about their actions and assess how it might affect their future....

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Trinity College hosts inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast

Trinity College hosts inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast

  1. Posted on March 7, 2019

On Thursday, 7 March, Trinity College hosted an inaugural International Women's Day Breakfast in Gibney Hall. Attended by more than 200 parents, students (from both Trinity College and Mercedes College) and staff, it was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many achievements of the women in and around our community as well as educating and empowering the young men of Trinity College to help forge a more gender-balanced world....

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Talking to your teenager about Leavers

Talking to your teenager about Leavers

  1. Posted on November 15, 2018

It's the time of year that many parents dread — WACE exams are coming to an end and teenagers all over Australia are getting ready for Leavers. Read on for some tips to help ease parental anxiety and prepare your children for this rite of passage. A couple of years ago I made a deal with my then upper primary school aged son that, instead of going to Leavers, he could come with me to Paris and I would let him eat as many croissants as he wanted....

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Cracking the 'Boy Code'

Cracking the 'Boy Code'

  1. Posted on August 16, 2018

Last summer holidays, my son gave me quite a fright when he had some friends at our home before I took them to a movie. I was busy in the kitchen while they remained, I thought, in his room. When I went to ask them something they were gone - from the house, the yard, not at a nearby park – nowhere to be seen, and my son was not answering his phone. I was on the verge of calling the police when they sauntered down the street with a shopping bag full of lollies....

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What to do with our sleep-deprived sons?

What to do with our sleep-deprived sons?

  1. Posted on June 29, 2018

I asked my son what he wanted to do over the July school holidays. His response was a simple, but anxiety-inducing grumble: “SLEEP.” My mind raced to him telling me about friends who said they binge-watched Netflix shows and gamed into the early hours of the morning. I tried to think back through the past few weeks - was I always remembering to remove his devices at least an hour ...

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Social Media: Setting guidelines and building digital resilience

Social Media: Setting guidelines and building digital resilience

  1. Posted on June 14, 2018

You know you’re getting old when your teenage son excitedly asks you to look at something on his phone then: he holds it so close to your face that can’t work out what you’re supposed to be looking at; , when you hold the device at sufficient arm’s length for your ageing eyes, you have no idea who this YouTube or Instagram ‘star’ is; and, you can’t ...

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Is it 'normal' teenage moodiness or something more?

Is it 'normal' teenage moodiness or something more?

  1. Posted on May 10, 2018

One week before last month’s school holidays my early adolescent son and I had been planning some fun activities to enjoy together during my days off work. But, by the time the holidays had arrived, for no apparent reason, he didn’t want anything to do with me. With sons especially, mothers often become heartbreakingly aware of adolescents withdrawing affection as they start to assert their identities and independence as young men....

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The Year 7 Transition

The Year 7 Transition

  1. Posted on February 8, 2018

A year of ups and downs. I was worried - summer holidays were coming to an end and my son told me he wasn’t nervous about starting Year 7 at a new school. Although I was trying to hide it, I was a nervous wreck – a new school meant new teachers, new friends, a new campus to navigate, older students - how could he not be nervous? In the hope that he’d open up about some perhaps ...

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Trinity celebrates National Mental Health Day

Trinity celebrates National Mental Health Day

  1. Posted on October 10, 2017

The Year 7 students heard from Diedre Whiston, of the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation and leader of the Big Splash initiative. She talked about the history of the Big Splash, and said it was created after hearing two disturbing statistics from doctors at PCH: 1) The number of youths coming to the emergency with self-inflicted wounds was rising 2) 50% of young people don’t get the help they need for mental illness- because they don’t ask for it....

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The Big Splash WA

The Big Splash WA

  1. Posted on September 12, 2017

New initiatives, such as MindMatters and The Big Splash WA are being incorporated into the program, with activities and guest speakers scheduled for Mental Health Week, R U OK Day, and the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. The Big Splash WA is a program run by the Perth Children’s Hospital to raise awareness and funds for the Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit....

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Over the Holidays

Mental Health and Wellbeing Over the Holidays

  1. Posted on November 22, 2016

As the school year is quickly coming to a close, and supportive resources (school staff, school psychologists) will not be accessible over the summer break, we want to provide our community with some resources to help assist our students should they need additional support. This list of apps has been identified by a network of school psychologists, and all aim to promote mindfulness, calmness, and an overall sense of wellbeing....

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