On Friday 17 February all our secondary students were involved in a half day of pastoral sessions with a wellbeing focus on:
- Health issues associated with vaping
- Deeper understanding of our relationships for learning model
We had two members of our local Victorian Police Force come to school, Acting Sergeant Pete Williams and Detective Sergeant Andrea van Gemert, to present the session on consent. Andrea is a former parent of the school with Lauren and Liam graduating Tintern in 2011 and 2015 respectively and we were very grateful for both Andrea and Pete for taking the time to discuss this important topic with our students.
The other two sessions included Relationships for Learning where Mrs Fulton (staff member in charge of this program) asked for feedback from the students regarding different aspects of the school and their learning, and provide their thoughts on how we can continue to improve their learning environment at school.
Health Issues Associated with Vaping
The third session was one presented by our school nurse, Kylie MacDonald, on the health implications and risks associated with vaping. This is an issue that is becoming a problem across the world and information sessions like this go a very long way to helping our students become more aware, and be able to make good decisions.
Brett Trollope | Head of Secondary
Secondary School Immunisation Program
Maroondah Council will attend Tintern Grammar on Wednesday 29 March to deliver the Secondary School Immunisation Program for eligible Year 7 and 10 students.
Information regarding this program will be sent out next week, which will include an online consent form, to be completed via edsmart, link to be provided shortly.
The consent form is to be completed for all students even if you do NOT wish to take part in the Immunisation Program.
There have been some recent changes to the Year 7 Immunisation Program, seeing the HPV vaccine only being required to be administered as a single dose, in comparison to the previous two doses of HPV vaccine six months apart. See here for more details on this.
Further details can be found on this link;
Immunisation in secondary schools – Better Health Channel
Kylie MacDonald | School Nurse