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From the Director of Students

06.06.18

At Mary MacKillop College your daughter’s social and emotional wellbeing is nurtured through the Pastoral Care Program. Through this program, she is supported to empower herself to take control of her own wellbeing and to plan for a productive future. This is further supported by open lines of communication between parents and their daughters as they transition from childhood into early adulthood.

With this is mind, I draw your attention to the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why Season 2 which aired on Friday 18 May. We believe young people and their caregivers should be informed about the show as it challenges the pastoral care and wellbeing ideals we hold at Mary MacKillop College.

We encourage caregivers to talk to their daughter about the series, to discuss the content and to analyse with a critical eye. An excellent resource to assist in this discussion is the SchoolTV Special Report by Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg; this can be found by following this link or through the College website. Dr. Carr-Gregg offers practical conversation ideas to have with your daughter and encourages parents to watch the series with their children.

Should you have any further concerns regarding your daughter’s wellbeing or mental health we encourage you to make contact with the School Counsellor Mrs. Jessica Johnson or your daughters Pastoral Care Co-ordinator.

Alternatively you can make contact with any of the following support services.

Lifeline: 24-hour Counselling and crisis support 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 24-hour Counselling and crisis support 1300 659 467

Kids Helpline: 24-hour Counselling for Kids, teens and young adults 1800 55 1800

 

Lauren Sutton
Director of Students