Galilee School Guardian and Community Resources

This page has been set up to provide essential resources and advice for Galilee School families during COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back regularly for updates.

Return to Classroom teaching: FAQs

A series of nine videos have been developed by the Office of the Chief Health Officer addressing a series of questions relating to a return to classroom teaching in schools. Questions are answered by the Chief Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer.

Topics covered in these short videos are:

  • Safety and return to school – Parents
  • Safety and return to school – Teachers
  • Physical distancing
  • COVID-19 positive cases
  • Symptoms and management of suspected cases
  • Vulnerable member of the community
  • Transportation
  • Class sizes
  • PPE and temperature checking

Galilee School Student Support

If you’re a student in need of help and support, please contact the Galilee School via  Facebook Messenger.

You can also call the school on (02) 6293 6314 , or send an email to galilee.school@commsatwork.org.

Headspace Canberra – services to support youth mental health

Headspace Canberra have ceased in-person appointments during this period of COVID-19, but they are still open for business, offering phone services during regular business hours for young people aged 12-25 years.

You are still able to refer young people to their service for a phone consultation. Just call them on 02 51099700 or email them on hs.canberra@marthonhealth.com.au. 

You can also visit Headspace Canberra Facebook page by clicking here or their website by clicking here for further information.

How can we help

If there is no space to connect with Headspace available at home, please contact us here at Galilee School.

We can set up a safe and private space here at the school with a phone and/or computer with working internet for the young person to access. This will allow the young person to attend their appointment in privacy and with no distractions.

The attached flyer describes how Headspace we can be of assistance to them during these difficult times. Download the flyer here (pdf).

If you have serious concerns about a young person’s mental health, you can also access the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 (24-hour service).

If you need support or help, Galilee School and Communities@Work is here for you.

Please get in touch with us by filling out this form or calling 02 6293 6500. 

National School Chaplaincy Program

Galilee School is participating in the National School Chaplaincy (NSCP).

Galilee School acknowledges the financial and other support of the school through this program provided by the Australian and ACT Governments. The general nature of the chaplaincy services are regularly reviewed and are amended by the school, and informed by consultation with the school community.

Participation in the chaplaincy program is voluntary. Students will not be obliged to participate in the Program, and parents and students will regularly be informed by the school about the availability and the voluntary nature of these services.

If a student or family does not wish to utilise the services of the Chaplain they simply need to indicate that desire at any time either directly to the Chaplain or to a member of the Galilee School Executive Team or the Principal.

Access to advice, support, and guidance about ethics, values, and relationships are already available in Galilee School through existing services: youth workers, teachers, learning support staff, and programs delivered by community organizations. NSCP funded services are designed to complement existing wellbeing services provided within the school community.

For more information, please see the National School Chaplaincy Program Information Sheet (pdf download) here.

You may download the 2019-2022 NSCP complaints form (pdf download) here.

Coping with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Everyone responds differently to stress

There will be a range of experiences in your homes. Growing up can be stressful at times and the coronavirus outbreak may add another layer of stress. The coronavirus outbreak may also be harder for some children or young people to handle than others, for example, those already experiencing anxiety. This may change over time as different types of stress come and go from their lives.

Impacts of stress on learning

Children and young people develop coping skills through exposure to manageable amounts of stress. However, when there are high levels of stress or multiple stress factors (especially those they can’t control) then it can impact on their physical and mental health, relationships, and learning and development.

Support from Telco Providers – Advice for Individuals and Families

For many individuals and families, telecommunications is an issue in this disrupted COVID-19 environment. Many people are experiencing a range of challenges including affordability of phones/internet; or inadequate data access.
Please visit this website to get information on what additional support the key telco providers are offering to customers, which may be of assistance. They will be updating the article with more information as it becomes available.

COVID-19 Advice and Support

Life as we know it has changed in many ways, and understandably it is affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many in the community. If you are having very strong feelings of worry, unease or fear and you are struggling to cope it is important to seek support. Please visit the ACT health page for information on available support services.

Download the ACT Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan (pdf) here. 

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information and Advice Page.

You can also find out more on the ACT health COVID-19 dedicated website.

Good Practices to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ACT health COVID-19 Prevent the Spread

Find out more about coronavirus and preventive measures here.

Prevent the Spread by Practicing Hand Hygiene and Social Distancing

COVID-19 Hand Hygiene Practices

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Information and Advice Page.

Contact Information

Phone: (02) 6293 6314

Email: galilee.school@commsatwork.org

Facebook: Communities@Work Galilee School

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