Launching the Social Justice Statement 2020-21 on Mental Health in Australia
16 Oct 2020
Some of our students along with new teacher, Ms Mardini, participated in the virtual launch of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement 2020-21, unpacking the theme for this year 'To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today'.
In the statement, the Bishops invite us to reject stigmatisation of mental health, and to call for policies and service provision that meets the needs of the poorest and most marginalised members of our community. We recognise the importance of this message, particularly during this time where the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of many members of our parishes, schools and communities.
Our community of Santa Sophia is committed to ensuring we are a place of acceptance, care and healing, and not a place of rejection, judgment or stigma when it comes to mental health!
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29 Feb 2024
♻️🔋The Big Battery Rescue is back at Santa Sophia! Last year, the School of Curiosity collected and recycled a massive 223kg of batteries in total! Can we do even better this year? 🔋♻️ Simply collect used batteries from home and bring them to school to be recycled. Together we can make a measurable difference both at school and at home towards recycling batteries and keeping them out of landfill. 🌍 #TheBigBatteryRescue #StocklandLiving
28 Feb 2024
League Tag Gala Day! 🏉🏆 Both our Junior and Senior teams showcased incredible skill, making it all the way to the GRAND FINAL! Despite falling short, they played with heart and sportsmanship, earning a well-deserved second place. Immensely proud of our teams for giving it their all! 🥈👏
27 Feb 2024
Last night we had our inaugural Parent Formation session with Dr Andrew Mullins. Based on his book Parenting For Character and drawing on his vast experience as former headmaster and mentor, Dr Mullins presented an engaging presentation involving practical parenting tips backed by studies from a range of fields including neuroscience, psychology, sociology, philosophy and theology. We are excited to announce that further sessions with Dr Mullins will take place in Terms 2-4 (dates TBA).
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Brainstorm Productions aims to empower students to build a safer and more positive connections in the digital world. Our school is proud to embrace this valuable program, designed to stimulate meaningful discussions and compliment our well-being support. Together, we're fostering a supportive and open environment for growth.
26 Feb 2024
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23 Feb 2024
Huge thanks to the amazing students and teachers who embraced the slime action – it was an absolute blast! 🎉 Together, we've raised an incredible $24,408 for the Colour Fun Run Explosion Day! 375 kids have joined the fun - create your profile at australianfundraising.com.au now! 🏃♂️ The Slime Team is set, but there's still time to slime more teachers – create your page for a chance next week! 🤩 The two highest fundraisers on April 10th will get to slime Mr. DeVries and Mrs. Currall on our Fun Run day! Let the slime games begin! 💚
23 Feb 2024
🌟 Dr Andrew Mullins, Founding Teacher & Former Headmaster of Redfield College, shares the keys to character-building in children. Emphasising parents as primary educators, Mullins unveils essential insights gained from presentations and interviews. Discover the foundations for nurturing resilient, empathetic, and principled young minds. All Parents are invited to the presentation on Monday 26 February, at the College Hall. Register here: https://forms.gle/hdRAFZq2WYJh2GGu7 Or Scan the QR code to register
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