Visible Wellbeing at Padua

As many of you are aware the College is very excited about the ways in which we are striving to meet the educational and social-emotional learning needs of our students. The roll out of Positive Education across the College has begun, students will be working to understand their individual character strengths in the coming weeks. Staff at the College will work with students to encourage them to look at their character strengths and build on them to achieve their goals. Parents will be kept up to date regarding what is being covered at school so further discussion can take place at home. The program we have chosen to undertake at the College is called learning curve and parents are very much encouraged to have a look through the program. It can be found at Login: Padua Password: Padua

We have focussed this week on our three College expectations; Do Your Best, Help Others Achieve, Respect Community and Environment. These three basic expectations cover everything we do here at Padua and students have been asked to reflect on how they can achieve these expectations- the fundamental question being what does it look like when we are ‘Doing Our Best?’

One important resource for parents is SchoolsTV. Our partnership with this wonderfully rich program ensures parents have immediate access to expert advice on a range of issues that impact the lives of young people. This week we are pleased to share the following focus:


This month on SchoolTV - Surviving Year 12

The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students. With so much going on it can be hard to find the balance between study and life. It is a time when personalities start to emerge, there are more complex interpersonal relationships and there is the pressure to perform academically. With all of this going on, it’s not surprising that some students have an emotional response and it is therefore extremely important for parents to know how to support their children during this time.

Some young people will need more support than others. Keeping the communication lines open with your child, their teachers, mentors and other parents will be crucial. Being aware of your child’s mental and physical wellbeing can play a vital role in their success.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will discover practical advice for students and parents to help get through the final year of secondary school.

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact your child’ Homeroom Teacher, House Coordinator or a member of the Wellbeing team.

Here is the link to this month's edition

It has been a very positive and fruitful start to the year, we thank all of the students here at Padua for their willingness to engage in their learning and development. 2018 is shaping up to be a very exciting and fulfilling year.

Sally Buick
Acting Principal