SchoolTV - Online wellbeing resource 

Experience tells us that happy and well-cared-for students learn best. It also tells us that today’s parents face a multitude of challenges raising happy, healthy and resilient children. To assist our parents, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with ‘SchoolTV’ – an online resource featuring Dr Michael Carr-Gregg - designed to empower parents with credible information which includes realistic, practical and ongoing support strategies.


SchoolTV gives parents access to a cross section of Australia’s leading experts, all in one platform. It has videos from experts, articles by recognised organisations and a range of tools, links and resources, in a bite-sized and easy-to-digest format. Access the McKinnon Secondary College SchoolTV site here: 




Highlights of SchoolTV:

  • Provides a single, easy to manage platform for the delivery of resources for parents about wellbeing and other related topics;
  • Streamlines reputable information from leading specialists;
  • Content is based around major topics of influence;
  • Each topic has videos presented by leading youth health specialists such as Dr Michael Carr-Gregg;
  • SchoolTV is accessible via mobile, tablet and desktop, and is designed especially for Australian schools.

SchoolTV is accessible at all times via our website either on our sidebar or under ‘Parent Information’.  Articles will also be presented in our eNewsletter, on Compass and our Social Media pages. Each month a new topic will be presented and introduced by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.  We hope you enjoy our first School TV Special report on parenting styles.


To discuss any issues relating to topics covered by SchoolTV, please contact our Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Patty Etcell, via email pattye@mckinnonsc.vic.edu.au.

SCHOOL TV SPECIAL REPORT: Parenting Styles - What type of parent are you?


There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal approach often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!


Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.


In this Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children.


Here is the link to your Special Report and Parenting Styles quiz:  


We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we 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.


Patty Etcell

Student Wellbeing Coordinator