Pastoral Care and Organisation

Monash University Online Parenting Program

Want to know what you can do to raise a resilient teenager?

FREE online parenting program empowering parents to make sense of adolescence and parent their teenager with confidence.

Parents can play an important role in protecting their teenagers from mental health problems like depression and anxiety. Researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne are looking for parents of 12 to 15 year olds to take part in a free trial of a personalised online parenting program. The program offers practical strategies parents can use to support their teenager’s mental health. If you are a parent or guardian of a child aged 12 to 15, you may be eligible to participate. Please note, as the program is designed to prevent depression and anxiety problems, it is not suited for parents who think their teenager may be in need of professional treatment for mental health concerns. If your teenager is currently having difficulties with depression or anxiety, we recommend that you see a trained mental health professional rather than participating in this research.

To find out more, or to register, please go to

College Student Leadership

Last week two significant leadership formation activities involved some or all of our 2016 senior student leaders.

On Thursday 26 November, 2016 College Captain Antony Arceri and College Vice‐Captains Tim Fierenzi and Sean O’Callaghan represented the College at the annual ACC 2016 Launch. This event was held at St Bede’s College and involved Mass and dinner followed by presentations from student leaders from each of the Associated Catholic Colleges.

On November 27–28, 2016 College and House Captains attended a Leadership Camp at Lysterfield. Students worked with a number of staff in planning and preparing for their busy roles in the revitalised House system at the College next year.

De La Salle Giving Tree

In the spirit of trying to assist the local community at Christmas time, the College has organised a Christmas Giving Tree to support the work of the Berry Street Childhood Institute. Parents and/or boys are invited to make a donation of a gift suitable for a boy or girl of open age, especially teenagers. The Giving Tree will be located in the Tiverton Reception Area until Wednesday 9 December.

Library Books Return

A reminder to all students that Friday 27 November was the final day to return all library books. The College library will be open until Thursday 10 December for any late returns.

Lost Property

Students who have lost uniform items throughout the year (especially Terms 3 or 4) are asked to check the lost property area at either Kinnoull or Tiverton before Thursday 10 December. Items of uniform not collected will be donated to charity.

Season’s Greetings

On behalf of all pastoral staff at the College thank you to parents for your support in 2015 and best wishes for a happy and safe Christmas. May God bless all families.

Mr Tom Ryan
Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care and Organisation









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