Useful Links

ABC Religion and Ethics

Australian Catholics – online resources that explore Catholicism in today’s world, helping schools deepen and extend their faith formation activities.

Caritas – the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia.

Catholic News ― Church resources

Catholic Online ― religion and religious issues

RESource ― Religious Education

Sacred Space ― a reflective prayer site 

Year of Mercy – The Jubilee of Mercy began when Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica on 8 December 2015 (the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Council) and will conclude when he closes that same door on 20 November 2016.

 

Daily Prayer websites

3-minute retreat – a free app for Apple and Android from Loyola Press

Australian Jesuits

Meditations of Pope Francis

Pray as you go – daily prayer app and website

Praying each Day – De La Sallian brothers

 

Daily Prayer apps

Jesuit Prayer app – available for Apple and Android

The PrayerPod – by Pray Online is a free app (from iTunes) with many podcasts by notable Catholics.

Pray as you go – daily prayer app and website

Twitter – follow the Pope using @Pontifex or the iPope app (free from the App store).

Education

Victorian Department of Education and Training

Victorian Department of Education and Training – parents page

Linking Languages and Literacy – a brochure about the positive contribution that the study of languages makes to children's development of literacy skills in English.

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority – provides high quality curriculum, assessment and reporting for all Victorian students by developing and implementing the VCE, VCAL, AusVELS, NAPLAN and VELDF.

Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority – the statutory authority responsible for ensuring that providers of education and training (including course and qualification owners) meet quality standards. The site also contains the State Register, a database of registered education and school providers.

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre – Centralised admissions centre for most undergraduate university and TAFE courses.

 

Moving interstate?

The Education Council has an Interstate Student Data Transfer Note (ISDTN) to assist schools in meeting the needs of students who move interstate. ISDTN forms are available on the Education Council website.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing incorporates the mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person underpinned by the acquisition of moral values.

Better Health Channel

Beyond Bluebeyondblue aims to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience

Centre for Community Child Health – a wide range of high-quality and evidence-based resources for parents and the many professionals that work with families and children.

Child and Adolescent Psychological and Educational Resources  – for students, teachers, researchers and other professionals interested in research and practical resources relating to children, adolescents and families. Particular focus is given to issues relating to peer relationships, including bullying, as well as stress and wellbeing.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12–25 year olds. The service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support, and alcohol and other drug services. 

Jesuit Social Services – community social service programs that provide assistance to vulnerable children and families and to young people who are at risk of homelessness and suicide. Parenting Australia and Sole mates (for single parents) are two of the service programs offered.

Kids Helpline – a telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged between 5 and 25 years  – 1800 55 1800.

Kidsmatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative that helps schools and families work together to teach children skills for good social and emotional development, and to recognise and get help for children with mental health problems.

MacKillop Family Services is a Catholic welfare agency working to foster hope in every person by awakening them to an appreciation of their self-worth.

Mental health and wellbeing website – Australian Government Department of Health

MindMatters – MindMatters is a mental health initiative for secondary schools that aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner – online safety education for Australian children and young people.

Royal Children’s Hospital – Kids Health Info Factsheets

Seasons Loss and Grief Program

Contact

For more information related to student wellbeing, please contact the Wellbeing Unit at Catholic Education Melbourne on +61 3 9267 0228.

Parenting resources

Early Learning Association Australia

Jesuit Social Services – community social service programs that provide assistance to vulnerable children and families and to young people who are at risk of homelessness and suicide, Parenting Australia and Sole mates (for single parents) are two of the service programs offered.

Let’s Read – family-friendly reading tip sheets, book suggestion sheets and more.

MacKillop Family Services is a Catholic welfare agency working to foster hope in every person by awakening them to an appreciation of their self-worth.

Parenting Ideas is dedicated to helping parents raise confident kids and resilient young people. We assist teachers and other professionals to work effectively with kids and also to support parents in their community or organisation. Parenting Ideas produces a range of high quality, innovative resources and programs.

Parenting Research Centre

Parentline – a parent helpline 13 22 89.

Raising Children Network – complete parenting resource for all stages from pregnancy to newborns to teens.