Parents & Friends

Parents and Friends

“Our priority is to represent, communicate and connect with parents in a way that strengthens and contributes to the Monte Sant’ Angelo College community.”

The Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College Parents’ and Friends’ Association (P&F) represents the current parents, past parents and friends of Monte, supporting the College through hospitality and service to others.

Led by an Executive Committee and supported by an extensive network of parent volunteers, the P&F works in partnership with the Principal and College to create an inclusive, engaged parent community.

Monte parents and friends are encouraged to attend social events and activities, P&F meetings and parent forums and to take an active role in the life of the College and their daughters’ education.

A P&F meeting and parent forum is held in March, June & November while the Annual General Meeting is held in September.

The P&F’s work involves an element of fundraising each year which directly benefits students currently at the College. Funds are raised via the P&F term raffle and a fundraising event in term four.

The P&F ensures parents are informed about educational issues beyond the College gates with representation on the Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT (CCSP) and the NSW Parent Council.

For feedback or more information about the Monte P&F please contact the P&F President Andrew Rutherford email president@montepandf.org.au 

Click here ro read the MSAMC P&F Association INC President's AGM Report 7 Sep 2015.

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2015 Parent Forum - Prof. Ian Hickie on Teenagers, Technology & Mental Health

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Professor Hickie's talk on "Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health" at the Parent Forum on Tuesday 16 June was one of those rare ones which make us re-evaluate how we look at something. He is positive about the possibilities for technology to keep young people connected, to give others a chance to connect, to foster creativity and to deliver mental health services.  

The 4 aspects of mental health promotion he referred to were: brain development, family and social context, educational and experiential aspects and promoting autonomy (not individuality), social connection and physical activity.  

He also said that mental wellbeing requires a community approach and so it was more than fitting that we were joined by parents from many other schools.  We have had lovely feedback saying how welcome they felt and how appreciative they were of being included.

Click here to access Professor Hickie's Slide Presentation.

Watch Professor Ian Hickie's lecture on Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health below. 

Resources from Ian Hickie - Teenagers, Technology & Mental Health

HeadspaceHeadspace for parents and carersHeadspace What to do if your friend is not okaybeyondblue parents guideYoung and well Cooperative Research CentreOptymiseKidsmatter

Apps and Online health - RechargeUBwellFitUniLifee-mental health clinic

Videos - Headspace mental health videoHeadspace self esteem video

Phone Lines

Lifeline (13 11 14), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), Headspace (1800 650 890), Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636)                  

 

MEDIA STORIES

Click here to read the Federal Budget Media Release "Schools not 'out of the woods' on medium to long term funding", from The Council of Catholic School Parents (CCSP)

National Catholic Education Commission discussing mandatory Maths and Science for Years 11 and 12. Click on the link below:

http://www.ccsp.catholic.edu.au/media-app/compulsory-maths-and-science-in-year-11-and-12-to-be-discussed

CCSP Conference information with the theme of “It Takes A Village To Raise A Child” click on the link below:

http://www.ccsp.catholic.edu.au/conference