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Parent Hub

Parent Hub

Welcome to Hoxton Park High School's Parent Wellbeing Hub! The role of the school is to work in partnership with parents to provide an environment that encourages students to connect with each other and their community, so they can succeed and thrive. Parents, teachers and the community all play a role in fostering this environment. 

Please explore this page which will help to support your child's overall health and wellbeing. If you need further support or have concerns about your child, the school is here to provide guidance.  You can contact the school on (02) 9607 4222.

Apps to support your child’s wellbeing - Apps can also hold great potential as mental health and wellbeing tools. While these apps are useful as self-guided tools, they can also be used very effectively in conjunction with professional counselling, particularly if you’d like more in-depth support to address workplace or personal challenges. By the way, not all the apps on the list will suit all parent’s needs, and you are in the best position to decide what advice and support will work best for you and your family. The following link provides a range of apps to support your child’s wellbeing. Document - Apps to support childrens wellbeing

Time online – Time online is the amount of time spent using a device with a screen such as a smartphone, computer, television, or video game console. Studies show that screen time can directly impact child development, and mental and physical health. The positive or negative health effects of screen time are influenced by levels and content of exposure. Help your child achieve a healthy balance in their online and offline activities. The following link is for parents and carers, covering online time in general. https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/big-issues/time-online

Online Gaming – Online games can be great fun for your child, but make sure you can help them manage the risks. Many games can improve your child’s coordination, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills, as well as help build social skills through online interactivity with other players. But it is also important to understand what might go wrong and have a negative impact on your child. The following link is for parents and carers, covering How to create a safer gaming environment for your child, Is your child spending too much time gaming?, Grooming and bullying through in-game chat, Limiting in-game purchases and Games with gambling themes https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/big-issues/gaming

Cyber Bullying - Online bullying can have a devastating impact on young people, whose online life is a key part of their identity and how they interact socially. Cyberbullying behaviour takes many forms, such as sending abusive messages, hurtful images or videos, nasty online gossip, excluding or humiliating others, or creating fake accounts in someone’s name to trick or humiliate them. The following link provides a guide to online bullying for parents and carers, covering I think my child is being bullied, what to do if your child is being cyberbullied and Advice for different age groups. https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/big-issues/cyberbullying

Self-care - Self-care is incredibly important and can help to strengthen your family. When you're happy and healthy, you can be more attentive and engaged as a parent and spouse. When developing your own self-care routines and rituals, keep in mind that the more often you manage your wellbeing the longer you will be able to sustain a happy and positive household. The following link provides some ways you can look after your physical and mental wellbeing to ensure you have enough energy to continue to successfully parent and care for your children.

Document - Self Care Tips

Please click the following link to access the School Communities Working Together Fact sheet for parents and carers

Document - School Communities Working Together Fact sheet for parents and carers