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Netflix Show '13 Reasons Why' Resources for Parents

Dear Parents

A number of you have raised concerns in regards to the Netflix show '13 Reasons Why' and I'm sure a number of students have watched it. It raises the issue of youth suicide and is especially graphic.

I am attaching a number of resources that might help in your discussion with your daughter or son about this show. Please note that we have a Centacare counsellor onsite on Monday and Wednesday at O'Connor if you have any concerns and wish to access support. These following services provide immediate support for distressed young people: Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 or kidshelpline.org.auIf you require further support please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Regards

Regina Menz

 

Response and Resources from

Amanda Shaw

Youth Mental Health Project Officer (part time) | Mental Health Services - Hunter New England Local Health District | (Mehi, Peel and Tablelands Sectors) 

 

Many of you will have heard in recent days about the recently released Netflix show, ‘13 Reasons Why’. The show is the story of a girl who suicides, leaving tapes for her classmates which place the blame on them.

 

Youth mental health and suicide prevention services worldwide have expressed their concerns about the show, especially the graphic nature of some of the scenes.

 

Telling young people they shouldn’t watch it may reinforce the idea that suicide shouldn’t be discussed. Instead, it’s important for the adults around them to be ready to talk to them about the content, and about what they should do if they or one of their friends needs help.

 

MHFA Australia has created two documents to help with this. The first is a list of possible discussion points about the show. It is by no means exhaustive. The second summarises the plot and explains what material may be distressing or even triggering for vulnerable young people.

 

Please distribute these documents freely to schools, families and elsewhere.

 

https://mhfa.com.au/news/2017-04-21/32544/resources-adults-and-young-people-watching-netflix-tv-show-13-reasons-why

 

Canteen News

We will be moving to a new arrangement for our Canteen. It will be leased by a private business. The canteen will be open everyday for morning tea and lunch serving a fresh and healthy menu. Students will be able to pre-order lunches through the QKR app. More details in regards to menu and how to order will come soon.

I'd like to thank Jodi Wadling for her work as Canteen Manager. 

I'd also like to thank the Spar Express for providing a lunch service to our students during Term 2.

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Monty Python's 

SPAMALOT

June 29th - July 15th  - 10 Shows ONLY

A musical "lovingly" ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

 

Knights of Ni, Killer Rabbits,,, rude French Knights! and lots of running away,,, we have them all.

 

'Spamalot' tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend, with many Monty Python style shenanigans and plenty of laughs.

 

Tickets online as adms.org.au and Carr's NewsXpress in the Mall

Venue: TAS Hoskins Centre

 

Year 10 - 12 Parents

A reminder:

You can access two useful & user friendly websites that may help with career options, including university courses & apprenticeship details.

www.jobjump.com.au passwords" yaks

skillsroad.com.au to both register & follow the instructions. They are helpful for both students & parents.