School camps – Five valuable life skills your child will receive from their camp experience

Kingsway students snorkelling at camp

School camps provide students with the opportunity to learn and grow outside the classroom. Camps offer a unique experience that extends far beyond the curriculum, allowing students to engage in individual and group activities that are both challenging and motivating. Camps are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment where students can flourish and […]

Seven ways to build resilience in your child

Two school students showing resilience by abseiling on outdoor education school camp

Written by Mr Peter Burton, Principal Over the past two years I have had many conversations with parents and staff on the comparative resilience of children. Many children are able to rebound from a set-back, pick themselves up, dust themselves down and get back into things – it is one of the wonderful parts of […]

Managing exam stress – six simple tips to help support your teen

A Secondary school boy and girl doing work on a computer in information technology class

Exam time can be tough. The pressure to do well can often lead students to feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. They may experience a fear of failing or performance anxiety. This is a lot for a teen to manage and for many, can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. According to mental health service ReachOut, “A […]

Benefits of Co-curricular Activities for Your Child

High School students playing netball outside at Kingsway Christian College

What Are the Benefits of Co-curricular Activities for Your Child? Participation in co-curricular activities is one of the most effective ways your child can support their growth, development and whole school experience. By encouraging your child to take part in co-curricular activities of their interest, you can foster their love for an activity/ies throughout their […]

It’s never too early to teach your child about mental health

In a recent Royal Children’s Hospital study, parents reported anxiety to be the second biggest health issue among their children. Talking mental health with your child allows them to develop the tools to stay mentally well early in life. This can lead to increased learning, positive social and emotional wellbeing, and a stronger ability to […]