On Wednesday 8 May, De La Salle held our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. Here I include School Captain Liam Jenkins’ speech. This speech touches on the importance of relationships, family, resilience, and of course, a mother’s love. 

Our mothers have all sacrificed a great deal for our benefit, to give us the best possible opportunities to succeed in life. The lengths that they go to, for fulfilling our needs, does not go unnoticed nor is it underestimated, it is truly appreciated by your sons and we are all very thankful for it.

Liam Jenkins, College Captain 2019

Please click here to read the full speech Liam gave at the Mother’s Day Breakfast, and click here to enjoy the gallery of photos. 

School TV

Special Report: Parenting Styles — What type of parent are you?

There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal often goes out of the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!

Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.

In this Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help. 

Ms Jessica Alger
Deputy Principal — Students

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