Category: Wellbeing

Tuning into Teens

Tuning in to Teens is a program that helps parents/guardians to establish a stronger relationship with their teenage children.   To register please email Please note participants are required to attend all six days of the program.

Important Information Regarding Respectful Relationships and the Safety of Your Child

Dear Parent/Guardian, In recognition of events currently in the media, please read the following information outlining MacKillop College’s considered response. Respectful relationships are not only at the core of Catholic values and teachings, but are a necessary element of a proper functioning society. Developing young adults who respect each other’s fundamental rights is central to… Read more »

Worried about the return to school?

You’re about to return to school, maybe you have missed lots of things about school like your friends, school staff, or you just want to see something different from your 5km bubble; but you feel nervous, worried or even scared and you’re not sure why. This could be anxiety – a normal response we have… Read more »

Child Protection Week 2020, 6-12 September

Protecting children is everyone’s business. As a school community, we acknowledge the importance of Child Protection Week and the role every adult has in ensuring children in our care, in families and our schools are safe, cared for and protected. We are actively committed to fostering communities that safeguard the right to a secure and safe environment… Read more »

Wellbeing – Important Mental Health Helplines

    Kids Helpline: CALL: 1800 551 800 (Available 24/7) CHAT: Chat with us online (Available 8am – 12am AEST) VISIT: A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.       Headspace: CALL: 1800 650 890 VISIT: Free online and telephone service… Read more »

Have you found a silver lining?

Recent weeks have seen us move through a variety of emotions. For some it may seem we are in a refreshing pause, like a cool change in summer, for others an endless ferocious storm, but for most it’s been a steady mix of ups and downs, like Melbourne’s weather: four seasons in one day. Despite… Read more »

‘Smiling Mind’ – a Wellbeing Update

In response to everything going on at the moment, Smiling Mind have created an initiative called Thrive Inside. Thrive Inside is a reminder to us all about how you and your family can remain calm and healthy while inside your homes. If you haven’t tried the Smiling Mind app, perhaps now is the time to give… Read more »