COVID-19 Updates and Advice for Families
Letters from Galilee School
- (NEW) 22 October 2021: Galilee School COVID-19 Update Letter 10 – advice to students and families
- (NEW) 22 October 2021: Return to Classroom teaching
- (NEW) 22 October 2021: Term 4, Week 4 Timetables for Galilee School
- 8 October 2021: Galilee School COVID-19 Update Letter 08 – advice to students and families
- 1 October 2021: Galilee School COVID-19 Update Letter 07 – advice to students and families
- 17 September 2021: Galilee School COVID-19 Update Letter 06 – advice to students and families
Remote Learning and Support Model (resources and supports for you)
- (NEW) 8 October 2021: Attachment – RLSM Timetables for Term 4 Week 2
- 1 October 2021: Attachment – RLSM timetables for Term 4 Week 1
- Sept 2021: Week 1 School Holiday Timetable
- 3 September 2021: Attachment: Galilee School Remote Learning and Support Model (RLSM) applying from Week 8 Term 3 2021
- Aug 2021: Attachment – Galilee School Remote Learning Plan (T3)
- Aug 2021: College Timetable Week 7, Term 3
- Aug 2021: Holder Timetable Week 7, Term 3
- Aug 2021: Kambah Timetable Week 7, Term 3
Teaching and Learning: Advice and Resources
Archive & Resources for parents/guardians
- 2021 Signed CoE: Senior Secondary College (pdf download)
- 2021 Message to Parents: Year 11 Students (pdf download)
- 2021 Galilee School Senior Secondary College Timetable (pdf download)
- 2020 Census Privacy Notice (pdf download)
- Sept 2021: Week 1 School Holiday Timetable
- 5 September 2021: Remote Learning and Support Letter 05 – advice to students and families
- 5 September 2021: Attachment – COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form
- 3 September 2021: Remote Learning and Support Letter 04 – advice to students and families
- 27 Aug 2021: Remote Learning and Support Letter 03 – advice to students and families
- 20 Aug 2021: Remote Learning and Support Letter 02 – advice to students and families
- 16 Aug 2021: Remote Learning and Support Letter 01 – advice to students and families
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.
Online Safety Resources
- App Checklist for Parents
- ESafety Guide – Parents Guide
- ESafety Parent Guide to Cyberbullying and Online Drama
- ESafety Conversation Starters with Young People
- Online Gaming Information for Parents and Carers
- Parental Controls in Social Media, Games and Apps
- Parental Controls of Devises and Accounts
- Teens, Tech and Time Online – Webinar Info Sheet
- 7 Day Family Online Safety Challenge
- Family Bingo
- Family Online Safety Contract (Blank)
- Family Online Safety Contract (Prefilled)
- Quick Reference Guide for Students Getting Help
- SOS Guide to Online Safety
- Staying Safe PDF Online
- Fact Sheet – Image Based Abuse and Sexual Extortion
- Fact Sheet – Instant Messaging
- Fact Sheet – Live Streaming
- Fact Sheet – Online Gaming
- Fact Sheet – Online Grooming
- Fact Sheet – Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation
- Fact Sheet – Protecting your Information
- Fact Sheet – Self-Generated Sexual Content or Personal Image Sharing
- Fact Sheet – Sharing Harmful or Illegal Content
- Fact Sheet – Social Networking and Meeting People
- Fact Sheet – Staying Safe
- Fact Sheet – Young People and Technology
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
Good Practices to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Find out more about coronavirus and preventive measures here.