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Wingecarribee Youth Forum

Issues affecting the Shire’s youth will take centre stage at this year’s Wingecarribee Youth Forum to be held on Thursday 1 November at the Mittagong RSL Club.

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams explained the concept of the …


School Zone and Bus Safety

The Local Government Road Safety Program has issued new guidelines for the Wingecarribee Shire to help keep all our children safe in school zones. 

CLICK HERE to download WSC School Zone Safety flyer (2pp pdf)

School zones are in place


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Encouraging Helpful Thinking

Our brains are constant instant messaging machines. They communicate a variety of information from our environment and seek a variety of input from us. It can feel as if we have an internal ‘narrator’ that


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Issue Nine…

The Adolescent Brain – Closed for Construction

Childhood is the period in which human beings undergo the most rapid change. While adolescents undergo many changes, perhaps one of the most significant (and, at times, infuriating) is their development


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The CPR of Resilience – Lessons from Andrew Fuller

In March both Chevalier College counsellors had the opportunity to attend a professional development seminar conducted by Andrew Fuller, a highly-regarded and well-published Australian child clinical psychologist. Andrew’s seminar


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Free Parenting Advice and Coaching with ReachOut

In 2017, ReachOut partnered with the Benevolent Society and commenced a new service targeted at parents and carers of adolescents.

Parents and carers may now access up to four free and


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The Importance of a Balanced Lifestyle

Many high school students report difficulties managing stress relating to their studies. The 2012-2016 Youth Mental Health Report found that two of the top three concerns 15-19 year olds reported were: 1)


ThinkUKnow Cyber Safety

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, …


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Organisational Skills

Many adolescents have difficulties with organising themselves and managing their time.  Parents may like to assist their children to implement some of the following strategies to help them develop these important life skills.

1.      Use a


Royal Commission Final Report

On 15 December 2017, the Royal Commission presents a Final Report covering its investigations to the Governor-General. The Final Report will make recommendations that aim to support and inform Australian governments, institutions and the general public in preventing and responding

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