Parent Information

This area contains information for the parents/guardians of students at St Francis’ 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

Contact 000

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

Brave
https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/teen-program
Beyond Blue
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Reachout
https://au.reachout.com/
https://au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps
Headspace
https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
Black Dog Institute
https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/
Mindspot
https://mindspot.org.au/
Head to Health
https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/

Self-guided programs

Mental Health Online
https://www.mentalhealthonline.org.au/
This Way Up
https://thiswayup.org.au/
MyCompass
https://www.mycompass.org.au/
e-Couch
https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome
Moodgym
https://moodgym.com.au/

Check out the phone Apps – Free

Moodmission
https://moodmission.com/
MindGauge
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/mindgauge/id1091408335
BeyondNow
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/beyondnow-suicide-safety-plan/id1059270058
Smiling Mind
https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app
BlueIce
https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/blueice/
Calm Harm
https://apps.apple.com/au/app/calm-harm/id961611581
Catch It
https://www.youinmind.org/blog/post/43/catch-it-the-newest-mental-health-app-on-the-market
distract
https://www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/distract/
Thrive
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.help.stressfree&hl=en_AU&gl=US
WorryTree
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.worrytree.worrytree&hl=en_AU&gl=US
The check in
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/about-our-work/young-people/the-check-in-app
Niggle
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.edu.qut.khl.niggle&hl=en_AU&gl=US
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Ibobbly
https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/ibobbly/
Staystrong
https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Research/Projects/Mental_Health_and_wellbeing/Development_of_the_Stay_Strong_iPad_App/


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.

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.

View the full handbook.


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:

  • Armadale
  • Belmont
  • Canning
  • Gosnells
  • Kalamunda
  • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
  • South Perth
  • Victoria Park

For more information, please contact them on 9251 5777 or via email parenting@communicare.org.au


Strengthening immunisation reporting requirements

Guidelines for persons in charge of child care services, kindergartens and schools

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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:

  • set out the mandated curriculum that shows teachers what they are expected to teach
  • provide guiding principles for teaching, learning and assessment that promote equity and excellence in Western Australian schools
  • support teachers in their assessment of student progress and reporting of student achievement.

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.

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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.

View the full handbook.


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.


Notices

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.
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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.
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headspace and Netflix collaborate to keep young Australians safe and informed before the release of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2
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