From the Leader of Wellbeing

Year 11 and 12 Semester 1 Attendance Awards

 

Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. The following Year 11 and 12 students have achieved perfect attendance for their Semester 1 reports and are to be congratulated on this wonderful achievement.

 

 

 

Year 11

Eleni Alabasinis

Mona Ahmad

Aya Bazzi

Jaymee Louise Buena

Rachel Chung

Sienna De Mari

Alana Mae Flores

Alana Gazilas

Portia Josephakis

Analiese Koskinas

Leah Siourounis

Gabrielle Talite

Jasmine Vasilevski

Amelia Urbina

 

 

Year 12

Katya Alexander

Erika Daubaras

Arya Dhungana

Kayleen Gilmore

Violet Gruppelaar

Alana Hlorotiris

Emma Huang

Linh Huynh

Sorcha McIntyre

Luna Pandiella-McLeod

Priscilla Qiang

Ilina Trifunovska

Annalena Tuohy

 

 

Teenage screen time: tips for balance

 

Screen time can be part of a healthy lifestyle for teenagers when it is balanced. Getting the right balance of screen time in a teenagers life is important, especially ensuring that screen time does not interfere with their sleep.

Raising children (the Australian parenting website) has put together the following 7 simple tips to help your child use screens in a balanced and healthy way.

 

 

1.Use rules about screen use: You can help your child find a balance between screen use and other activities by working with your child on some family rules or a family media plan.

2. Aim for short screen time sessions: Getting up and moving around is important for your teenage child’s energy levels, development, sleep, and overall health and wellbeing. Sitting still for too long without a break isn’t good for your child. It’s a good idea to encourage them to use screens in short bursts and to take a break every 30 minutes.

3. Make physical activity part of your child’s day: Physical activity keeps teenage bodies and minds fit and healthy. Your child needs at least one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

4. Look into extracurricular activities

5.  Encourage socialising and friendship

6. Avoid screen time before bed: Teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Using screens before bed can affect how quickly your child falls asleep. If your child avoids mobile phones, tablets, computer screens or TV in the hour before bed, your child is likely to get to sleep more quickly.

7. Keep screens out of bedrooms at night

 

 

Mary Matthews

Leader of Wellbeing