This area contains information for the parents/guardians of students at St Francis’ School.
St Francis' School Handbook
This handbook informs parents/caregivers and students about St Francis’ School and indicates how they can support and be involved in the life of the school. It also informs parents/caregivers of relevant policies and procedures that will facilitate cooperation between home and school.
Circle of Support
Welcome to St Francis’ Circle of Support - support for students, parents and caregivers.
Our Circle of Support is aimed at connecting students, parents and caregivers to the appropriate help, information and support that may be required at any given time.
All the links provided below allow students, parents and caregivers to explore and increase understanding of relevant mental health issues related to particular worries or concerns, with many of the links providing additional resources, supports and contact numbers.
All the links provided are free to access including the phone Apps.
If you need immediate assistance
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Crisis Care – 9223 1111
Mental Health Emergency Response Line – 1300 555 788 (Metro) 1300 676 822 (Peel)
Suicide Call back Service – 1300 659 467
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
Poisons Information Service – 13 11 26
Circle of Support – helpful links
Black Dog Institute
Head to Health
Mental Health Online
This Way Up
Check out the phone Apps – Free
The check in
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Covid-19 information for parents
Here are some links with information about Covid-19 for parents/carers and our young people.
In light of the current situation, there may be families who may require support at this time. Please refer to the link below for current information on Vinnies in WA including emergency assistance, support centres, home visitation and donations. Most of Vinnies key services are still in operation and will continue their valuable work assisting those most vulnerable in WA.
South East Metro Parenting Support Service
The South East Metro Parenting Support Service aims to support families to access parenting help to strengthen their parenting skills before problems become challenging.
The South East Metro Parenting Support Service assists anyone parenting a child aged from pre-birth to 18 years, living in the Local Government Areas of:
For more information, please contact them on 9251 5777 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Strengthening immunisation reporting requirements
Guidelines for persons in charge of child care services, kindergartens and schools
SCSA Parent Information Site
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) is responsible for Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum, assessment, standards and reporting for all Western Australian schools.
The Authority's role is to:
The Guiding Principles provided by the Authority set the scene for learning that meets the educational needs of our children. Students develop the Western Australian Values of Schooling through the programs they undertake in Western Australian schools. The Authority’s Principles of Teaching, Learning and Assessment focus on class and school environments.
Autism Parents' Handbook
We yearn to be parents and to raise happy and healthy children. When we have a child with ill-health or disability, we go through a range of grieving reactions. Sometimes those reactions are severe or prolonged and are cyclical. We may feel denial, sadness, anger and loneliness. Because children on the autism spectrum have difficulties with communication, socialisation and behaviour, families often feel especially stigmatised and crave for more understanding from society.
Child Safe Framework
As parents are the first educators and our partners in education, a vital step in our Child Safe Framework is involving parents by sharing how their child’s learning and growth is enabled by an engaging, safe and supportive school.
To support this involvement, the CEWA Child Safe Framework Team has developed resources for engagement with St Francis’ School’s parents and community https://childsafe.cewa.edu.au/
Please take the time to visit the website, and should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.
Cyber Security Incidents
Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) has been advised of recent incidents where employees in the organisation may have been targeted in an attempted cyber-attack.
13 Reasons Why
You may be aware that on May 18 Netflix commences screening season two of 13 Reasons Why. The program addresses sexual assault, self-harm and suicide from the perspective of adolescents. The first series was quite graphic and confronting in parts.
headspace and Netflix collaborate to keep young Australians safe and informed before the release of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2