Parent News

A Great Parent Resource - Schools TV

We are very pleased as a Padua College community to be able to offer our parents a fantastic new parenting resource called Schools TV. Here, you’ll find a range of relevant topics with comprehensive videos from leading specialists and organisations, as well as fact sheets, suggested books, apps, websites and much more. The material is sourced from organisations such as Beyond Blue, ReachOut, HeadSpace and others, and so is highly relevant and up-to-date.

I encourage you to keep an eye on this space in the Parent Page, or to access the resource directly from our website.


An example of a recent issue explored is Internet Addiction. The introduction to this newsletter states:

For children and teenagers, there is no doubt that the Internet can be an excellent resource for information, communication and entertainment, but more and more Australian parents are concerned about excessive time online.

Today’s youth are the early settlers in a remarkable new world. Unfortunately, parents feel as though they are shut out of this world, often not knowing, nor understanding, what happens in this online environment.

It is up to parents to monitor, not just what their children do online, but also the length of time they spend online. Many of the online games children play have parental controls. However, parents do not always choose to use them. Banning is not the answer. A better strategy is to give kids access, but be informed, set some rules, monitor and supervise. To ignore this responsibility could create significant psychological and social problems for their children in years to come.

In the next Parent Page we will have a look at the Learning Curves material that our students are using in the Positive Education Pastoral Program implemented this year.


A Request

Thanks so much to those parents who assisted us with the BBQs at the Tyabb and Rosebud Campus Open Days this week. Your time is greatly appreciated as always.

Calling any parent volunteers who would be able to assist with cooking the BBQ at our Mornington Campus Open Day next Wednesday 14 March 4-7pm.

If you are able to assist, even for a short time, we would really appreciate it as these events are a great opportunity to showcase the College to our prospective parents.

Please contact Sarah Hansen on 5976 0100 or email:


If you would like to email me with any thoughts, questions or suggestions as we head into 2018, please feel free to do so. I’d love to hear from you

Michael Harrison
Vice Principal: Mission & Community