From day one at Salesian College, your child will experience many new things that will raise questions as well as provide great opportunities. These include:
Over the last few weeks, your child will have met their House Leader and Homeroom Leader, they will know where their lockers are, they will be much more familiar with the grounds - specifically their classrooms - and they will have created new friendships whilst nurturing old ones.
Of course, juggling all of these aspects in a new schooling environment does not come without its hurdles and you may find that your child is, at times, emotional, tired, disorganised, or feeling overwhelmed. It is important during this time that you, along with their Homeroom Leader, help them navigate through these emotions by providing them with tangible strategies. For example, you may find it useful to:
As parents, it is important that you allow for open and honest dialogue between yourself and your child, your child and their Homeroom Leader, and yourself and their Homeroom Leader. Through clear communication, we can manage any situation and provide avenues for the success of each student.
Your child may also find that in this very big school, they feel lost, or do not feel that they have yet forged strong friendships. Remind them that this is normal and that it takes time to adjust to new surroundings and new people. Encourage them to be kind and polite to everyone, not just those in their house. Encourage them to also participate in as many co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as possible such as Premier League, debating, public speaking, arts etc. It is through these activities that your child will flourish and create genuine friendships.
Finally, attendance at events such as our recent year 7 Family Night, Parent Teacher Interviews, sporting events, etc. is pivotal; your presence at these events is your opportunity to be a part of our very special Salesian Community.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast