We are writing to let you know that your young person will be participating in a Reach personal development workshop in Week 9, Term 2. The aim of the workshop is to:
• Enhance the social and emotional skills of students
• Build their resilience and self-esteem
• Encourage students to reflect on their behavior and its impact
• Promote self-awareness and optimism
• Provide fun and meaningful experiences.
Reach’s group-based workshops are designed to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people. School workshops are specifically designed to build the self-belief of individual students and positively impact peer-to-peer dynamics.
STUDENT SAFETY & WELLBEING
Reach workshops aim to build self-efficacy in young people and support them to develop the social and emotional skills they need to be resilient and make positive life choices. To achieve this, Reach encourages young people to push their comfort zones in order to create connections with others that can support them to discover these strengths and build their self-belief.
In REACH’s years of experience working with young people, they have recognised that this process can sometimes be challenging and confronting for young people – at times during and after workshops students may experience heightened emotional reactions. According to psychologist John Urbano, “Reach normalises the grief and anxiety of growing up and, in doing so, inspires young people not to be spooked by the emotion of it all, but to dream and to hope for one’s own destiny.”
To support all students in this process of personal development and discovery encouraged by Reach, the highly-trained workshop facilitators engage with young people to create safe and non-judgmental spaces. They also work closely with the school’s wellbeing professionals – who are required to be present at all workshops and offer support and follow-up to students, when and if required.
To assist your young person de-brief their experience and integrate the learning into their life, we would also encourage you to talk to your young person about their experience of the Reach workshop at the end of the school day.
Reach is an independent youth organisation, established in 1994 by Jim Stynes OAM and Australian film director, Paul Currie.
Reach’s group-based workshops create safe and supportive spaces where teenagers can connect and share stories honestly; spaces where they can experience belonging, discover their strengths, and build their self-efficacy and resilience.
For nearly two decades, Reach has been making a positive impact in the lives of young Australians.
Independent research confirms that “Reach helps young people improve self-esteem and gain a greater sense of control over their lives.”
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your young person’s participation in Reach’s Secondary School workshops, please contact Glenda McCarthy or Amanda Kenna on 8958 5000.
For further information about Secondary School Workshops or Reach please visit reach.org.au.
3 June 2021
Dear parents & community members,
On the 29th October we celebrated World Teachers’ Day and acknowledged the expertise and efforts of all our staff. Our college nominated Mrs Eunice De Kock for the secondary teacher of the year award and she was the Central Regional winner. Congratulations to Mrs De Kock!
Centralian Senior College invites all families, students and staff to join us for an evening of entertainments and enjoyment of our vibrant arts program at the 2021 Twilight Festival on 18 November from 6 - 8pm. A family favourite, come along and enjoy some music, art and food on the front lawns.
The last Year 12 exams took place this week and finals tasks are still being completed. The Year 11 classes are undergoing moderation of all subjects and students and staff are working hard to finish the year strongly. The year 10s have just completed another VET block week to grow their skills and gain competencies. They are working to complete their PLP, the first subject in the pattern to completing their NTCET.
As we approach the end of the school year, there are many events coming up to celebrate and recognise all the hard work completed by students, including the 2021 Awards Evening and Year 12 students formal.
Hilary Snaize — Acting Principal
- Thu 18 Nov Twilight Arts Festival. College lawns from 6-8pm
- Wed 24 Nov Year 12 students return laptops
- Wed 1 Dec Awards & Year 12 Presentation Evening at Convention Centre. 6.45 to 8.30pm
- Wed 1 Dec Year 11 students return laptops
- Fri 3 Dec Year 12 Formal at Convention Centre. Arrivals from 6pm
- Wed 8 Dec Year 10 students return laptops
- Fri 10 Dec Last day for Term 4 classes