A Gift and a Challenge

As we come to the close of the academic year, there can be both a sense of excitement and unease. The excitement that Christmas is coming, school holidays are just around the corner, and we have summer to look forward to. The gift of time with friends and family is to be truly cherished.

The changes involved at this time of year can be unsettling. As students anticipate the year ahead through our Transition and Headstart programs, they can become anxious or worried. Our programs are designed to reduce these anxieties by giving students a sense of what is to come, but you may like additional resources to help navigate through this.

Please visit De La Salle’s SchoolTV page for a wide range of resources to assist with transitions. You are always welcome to contact your son’s Mentor Teacher, House or Year Level Co‐ordinator, or the College Psychologists for further support.

I wish you all the best for a safe, happy and merry holiday period and look forward to 2020.

Ms Jessica Alger
Deputy Principal — Students

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