Recovering, Rebuilding, Reimagining – provides information, strategies and resources to support classroom teachers and communities in recovery from the bushfires. This excellent resource was created by The Banksia Initiative.
Looking after children who have been affected by disasters – is an information sheet from the Australian Psychological Society. It has helpful guidance for parents and caregivers. The same website has information on preparing and recovering from bushfires.
KidsMatter – KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and in early childhood education and care services. It’s not a program, but a framework that Mumbulla School adopts that helps take care of the mental health needs of children by focusing on:
- creating positive school and early childhood communities
- teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
- working together with families
- recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems.
KidsMatter Primary provides the methods, tools and support to help our school work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids. The KidsMatter website is a wonderful resource for parents too! If you have any concerns regarding your child’s mental health or just have a few questions don’t hesitate to speak to our counsellor – please email on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Front Office.
The Restorative Chat – a great resource and starting point for hard conversations
Waldorf 100 – Learn to Change the World – On September 19, 1919 the first Waldorf school opened in Stuttgart, Germany. Now it is nearly 100 years on. This is a short film.
Raising Stress-Proof Kids – an article from the Huffington Post outlining a conversation with Psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. and Author, Shelley Davidow.
Literacy Landscape at Mumbulla School – an article written by Reagan White, the school’s Education Manager, in the SEA Annual Newsletter (2016).
Why Waldorf Students Knit? – A fascinating and highly informative article on the educational benefits of knitting for children