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Christian Brothers College - Principal Tour

Posted by St Mary's College on 6 May 2022
Christian Brothers College - Principal Tour

Christian Brothers College

Principal tour details

https://www.cbc.sa.edu.au/

 

 

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Catholic Education Week

Posted by St Mary's College on 6 May 2022
Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week is being celebrated in Catholic schools throughout South Australia from 9 - 15 May 2022.

This week is an opportunity to thank the people that make our schools special and work hard Raising Hearts and Minds every day.

Join us on social media this week in sharing a ‘thank you’ post to our staff and teachers using the hashtag #LoveMyCatholicSchool.

 

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E-Safety for Children and Young People

Posted by St Mary's College on 6 May 2022
E-Safety for Children and Young People

We support your daughters in age-appropriate ways to engage positively while on social media through our WRAP program. We also explicitly teach them to understand, identify and respond to issues they may experience online.

Our students share the positive experiences they have online on apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram and how they allow them to connect with peers, be creative and express themselves through images and videos.

We also know about online dares and challenges, which can encourage users to share videos of themselves or others taking part in a challenging activity. Sometimes, these dares can be creative and inspiring and build a sense of belonging. But young people can also feel pressure to participate, even if the challenge might harm themselves or others.

Some information for parents:

  • Platforms usually don't allow activities that might cause harm. For example, TikTok's Community Guidelines ban dangerous challenges.
  • TikTok has also released a package of information and safety features to help users stay safe around online challenges. The package includes a 4-step process that users need to go through before taking part in challenges, and they've also made it easier to report dangerous challenges.
  • Learn more about dangerous online challenges and how you can talk to young people about them and minimise the potential for harm.
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Student Leadership

Posted by St Mary's College on 5 May 2022
Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Brooke - South Australian SRC

The South Australian Student Representative Council (SA SRC) has been devised to offer school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 a model of representation that will ensure they have a voice in policy and decision making that is led by young people themselves.

The South Australian Student Representative Council (SA SRC) will be a body of up to 100 students in Years 10, 11 and 12 from across the state, working together to create genuine, student-led change within their own communities. 

SRC members will be involved in setting priorities and actions for making change focused on issues they perceive as being critical and requiring urgent action, including inequality, future job opportunities, climate change and mental health.

Brooke is interested in being involved in something where her voice is shared outside the school context. As a young person with lived experience of disability, she is passionate about equity for people with disability and hopes her involvement with the SRC can make a difference


Student Leadership

Chanelle - Youth Parliament

YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 - 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions.

The Youth Parliament program runs from March to August every year and includes mentoring, a training weekend, a week-long camp and access to Parliament House. Every year, young leaders come together to learn about public speaking, parliamentary etiquette, bill development and youth advocacy. They share their big ideas, discuss the challenges facing South Australia and create solutions in the form of Youth Bills.

Chanelle is in her second year with Youth Parliament. She loved the connection with people working in the world of politics which gave a hands on experience of learning the political processes. She found the process empowering and supportive. The experience of public speaking was a highlight. Chanelle gave two speeches about addressing the stigma connected with homelessness, this is a cause she is passionate about.

https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/what-we-do/youth-empowerment/youth-parliament

 

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