Teaching and Learning: Advice and Resources
Resources for parents/guardians
- NEW 2021 Signed CoE: Senior Secondary College (pdf download)
- NEW 2021 Message to Parents: Year 11 Students (pdf download)
- NEW 2021 Galilee School Senior Secondary College Timetable (pdf download)
- 2020 Census Privacy Notice (pdf download)
- ACT Health Advice for Schools as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease (pdf download)
- Returning to Face to Face Classroom Learning at Galilee School (pdf download)
- COVID-19 remote learning strategy letter 4 (15 May 2020) (pdf download)
- Remote Learning Parent Waiver (pdf download)
- COVID-19 remote learning strategy (pdf download)
- Galilee School Student Free Plan (Academic Engagement, Social and Emotional Support) (pdf download)
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
- Class sizes
- PPE and temperature checking
Online Safety Resources
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
ReachOut.com – assistance for parents
When a parent recognises a teenager needs help, they’re more likely to get it. That’s why ReachOut Australia – one of the country’s leading online mental health organisations for young people – has introduced a free new service to help parents help teenagers.
Free and available 24/7, ReachOut.com/Parents provides evidence-based practical support and tips that encourage effective communication and relationships between parents and young people aged 12–18 years, as well as easy-to-read information on a range of mental health and wellbeing issues.
The service features more than 140 fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools, and also provides access to an online community forum so that parents can connect with each other to share experiences in an anonymous, supportive space.
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.
Resources to Help Young People Cope
For more information on stress and anxiety, including how to support children and young people experiencing anxiety, visit the Be You website.
The World Health Organization has developed a flyer on Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak, while the Raising Children and Emerging Minds websites also have information that could be distributed to families.
Download below some helpful resources to support young people in coping:
- Supporting parents of pre teens with mild to moderate anxiety
- Coping with Self Harm
- Parent’s Guide: Anxiety in Children
- Parent’s Guide: Gathering Information about Child’s Experience of Anxiety
- Parent’s Guide: Supporting your Child
- Talking to Young People about Coronavirus: Phase I Bewilderment and Fear
- Talking to Young People about Coronavirus Phase II The Anger Stage
Support from Telco Providers – Advice for Individuals and Families
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.
Good Practices to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out more about coronavirus and preventive measures here.