The following links can be of use to parents to assist their child’s learning:
- iParent from e-Safety
- Raising Children Network
- Information on bullying and social resilience
- The National Centre Against Bullying
- Healthy WA – Parenting
COMPASS Learning Management System for Parents:
COMPASS access to parents is now being used in our school as a means of sharing students’ learning content and some notices with some of your child’s classes.
In the future each parent and guardian will be given their own secure login to COMPASS. NOTE – no accounts have been setup yet – we will not send out logins until after Week 3.
You can access COMPASS through the Parent Links on the website or click on: https://margaretrivershs-wa.compass.education/
When you login to COMPASS you will be able to see information specific to your own child/ren such as:
- The courses your child is enrolled in
- New – Daily Notices
- Your child’s timetable
Please note: All marks are subject to moderation and different weightings; therefore they may not reflect their final mark and grade.
If you have any difficulties accessing COMPASS please contact Petra Stene in the Library on 9757 0744 or email her at Petra.Stene@education.wa.edu.au.
Raising Children Australian Parenting Guides
The Raising Children – Australian Parenting website covers topics related to raising young people including:
- Communicating & relationships
- Entertainment & technology
- Family life
- Healthy lifestyle
- Mental health & physical health
- School, education & work
- Teenagers: videos
If you would like some information about youth mental health the following websites contain reputable, evidence based information:
Youth Beyond Blue highlights issues about depression and anxiety. It provides information for young people and their parents about symptoms, treatment pathways and where help can be accessed. Also contains fact sheets and information about bullying and cyber bullying.
Youth beyond Blue helpline 1300 224 636
- Kids helpline 1800 55 1800
Provides fact sheets, stories, and forums to help young people aged 14-25 to understand and explore issues around mental and physical health and wellbeing including sexuality. Information on getting help and support and building resilience is also provided, along with dealing with study, work and money. Reachout also provides fact sheets and information about bullying and cyber bullying.
Headspace provides support and information around mental health and wellbeing for young people and their families. It aims to encourage young people to seek help early if mental health and drug and alcohol issues emerge and provides information on where and how to access help.
Provides information and links to support options to assist in promoting mental health in children and young people aged 0-18 who have parents with a mental health problem or disorder. It also provides access to information and education resources for teachers and parents.
If you would like some information about adolescent sexuality the following websites have current and reliable information:
An interactive youth website providing information and support on sexual health and relationships for young people in WA. This site includes information about relationships, puberty, body image, sex and sexually transmitted infections.
- Sexual Health Information Line – 1800 198 205 – Information. Advice. Straight Up or ask a question here:
Ask a question | Get the Facts (health.wa.gov.au)
If you would like some information about today’s alcohol and drug culture the following websites have relevant and informative information for parents and youth:
Drug Aware provides information about drugs, where to get help, and other information that can help young people make informed decisions. It also provides information on community events for young people.
The site provides a free professional service using text communication for anyone seeking help for their own or someone else’s drug use. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Australia. Information and referral options are also available.
Tune in Not Out is a national pod cast service for young people aged 16-25. It recognises the use of alcohol and other drugs is sometimes interlinked with many aspects of a young person’s life including self-esteem, stress, education and relationships. Created by and for young people, it aims to help young people make safer decisions about alcohol and other drugs.
This site helps parents to be more involved in their child’s learning
Learning Potential app: https://www.learningpotential.gov.au/