From Mr Hudson

Butterfly Foundation Student Seminars

Are you aware that this topic has a big impact on both boys and girls? Body image issues affect people of all ages, genders and across all cultures.

This term we had the butterfly foundation come and talk to our Year 7 -10s about modelling healthy body image and how to actively challenge unhelpful standards.

One of the most empowering ways to support the development of positive body image, particularly in young people, is to show what a healthy body image looks like. Role modelling healthy and balanced attitudes and behaviours around body image, balanced eating and exercise positively impacts everyone.  Together we have the power to model health body image for everyone.

Click on the link Butterfly Foundation page link to continue the discussion at home.

Raising Girls

Raising girls in today’s modern world can be a difficult path for parents and carers to navigate. These days, girls are transitioning to puberty a lot earlier than they used to and the physical, psychological and emotional changes they experience are challenging. As a result, by mid-adolescence, girls are twice as likely to develop mood disorders more so than boys.

Some parents and carers may feel uncertain about how best to support their daughter through the ups and downs of adolescence and how to keep the lines of communication open. With the rise of social media and technology, mental health difficulties in girls are increasing as often they are faced with online images that make it difficult to see themselves as acceptable. Ensuring a daughter’s opinions are heard and her views listened to, will go a long way towards making her feel loved and supported as she tries to establish her own identity.

In this edition of SchoolTV, adult carers will attain a clearer picture of what girls are wanting from their adult carers and how best to support them through adolescence. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to this month’s edition

Upcoming events:

Term 2

Week 9
Thursday 17th June – Year 11-12 Parent Teacher interviews and

Week 10
Monday 21st June – Year 11 2022 Subject Selection Evening.

Term 3

Week 2
Thursday 29th July – Year 7-10 Parent Teacher Evening, Year 9 Subject Selection Evening.

Week 3
Monday 2nd August – Year 7-10 Parent Teacher Evening

Yours sincerely,

Anthony Hudson
High School Deputy Principal