October 2019

The Schools Ministry Group and the Burnside Inter Church Council are seeking applications for a minimum 15 hour per week position commencing Term 1, 2020. The position exists to offer a chaplaincy service to students, staff and the school community. A Job and Persons Specification, along...

Resilience is one of those skills that all kids need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges such as adversity, trauma, tragedy, or even stress. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing...

The GIHS Wellbeing Team is hosting the Unplugged workshop on the 22nd of October that will help parents learn how to identify problematic gaming and develop practical strategies to support healthier gaming and internet use. Bookings are required and can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/560793 The workshop will include...

Continuing on from our recent discussion of Gaming Disorder the GIHS Wellbeing Team wishes to share this insightful video https://youtu.be/dyOLc5cl6ck covering the effects and implications of problematic gaming behaviours. Along with this, the GIHS Wellbeing Team is hosting the Unplugged workshop on the 22nd of October that...

The World Health Organisation has classified ‘Gaming Disorder’ as an illness in the International Classification of Disease 11th edition, and the Wellbeing Team is hearing from staff, students, and parents that gaming and technology use is becoming an issue for adolescents in their lives. To...

Blended or stepfamilies, come in all shapes and sizes. Today, the term “blended family” is more commonly used as opposed to “stepfamily”. Although their original meanings differ slightly, today both terms are used interchangeably. This is mostly due to some of the negative connotations associated...