Many of you will be aware that this year I am working an extra day at TLS – this increase in hours is currently being focussed on a broad review of Well-being across the school and ELC. This includes consulting with the various stake holders – namely students, staff, parents/caregivers and the supporting community.
Whilst I anticipate there may be specific surveys etc in the future to enable feedback on particular points, there are also many ways to be involved right now.
Join our Community Wellbeing Group which was started last year. The aim of this small group is to consider what role the school has in promoting wellbeing within the school’s supporting community (parents, caregivers, supporting congregation members etc) and guide the related review process. It is also a forum to gain feedback from the supporting community on well-being topics/foci within the school. People are welcome to join this group at any stage and may enquire about doing so by contacting me (Matthew).
Providing thoughts, ideas and feedback direct to me. Many people have already taken the opportunity to do this and this feedback is being given consideration as we move forward. We are always keen to hear about people’s experience with specific programs etc as firsthand experience can guide our reviews of any program being considered. I am also keen to hear about the things that you perceive we do well, or need to do better. Please feel free to email, SMS, call or catch up with me.
Feedback through other key staff members eg Darren Stevenson, Craig Lieschke, Marie Hage, Debbie Blenkiron, Jenny Noll or class room teachers.
As mentioned this is a broad review. This means that whilst we will seek to respond as soon as possible to meet pressing needs and implement things where they can be, we are also taking the time to ensure that we are looking at things with a medium to long term view.
I really would encourage you to engage in this process by contacting either Darren, Marie or myself at any stage.
We are launching a new initiative – Parenting Hot Tip! I am acutely aware that there is an incredible amount of parenting experience and wisdom in our parenting body and supporting community and in order to tap into that experience and share it with others, I encourage you to pass on any quick, short ‘Parenting Tips’. They can be passed on to me via SMS, email etc. or through the front office. There is a Freddo Frog on offer for any tip published. In my experience the best tips often seem small and obvious to the person giving them – we would love those tips.
Wellbeing Coordinator, Ph: 0413 453 766, Email: email@example.com