From The Chaplain

Welcome Teachers, Students and Parents to 2020!  I am delighted to be back at Glendale to start a new year with you all.

I am at the school on a Monday and Tuesday, my role is to support parents, students and teachers where possible or where a need may arise.  I have many children speak to me about things they worry about, friendship issues, perhaps struggles with school work and more.  I would like to remind you that I am here to help as best I can. 

I recently read an article on friendships, this topic is one not only children face but also we as adults may at times find it tricky to navigate.  Linda Stade (Educational Writer) writes about 5 Friendship Lessons which may be useful for the start of a new year.

  1. We all need lots of different friends.
  2. There is a difference between having friends and being popular.
  3. Conflict happens; we need to learn to deal with it.
  4. Stay out of friendship drama.
  5. Friendships change and friendships end… and that’s okay.

There may be an opportunity to use these 5 lessons over the course of this year as our children find themselves navigating friendships.

This term I will be running a board games group on Tuesdays at lunchtime for Yr.2 to Yr. 6. I am looking forward to seeing a few new faces at our group

May you have a wonderful week,


Did you know?

  • 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25.
  • Mental health care plans can be accessed through a GP.
  • Relationships Australia has a wide range of services available from domestic violence support, parenting, separation and divorce counselling etc. Check out their website @
  • The Triple P Program will be running a free seminar on Raising Resilient Children Wednesday 1st of April from 12.30pm-2.30pm @ Child and Parent Centre Warriapendi, 8 Redcliffe Avenue, Balga. Check out their website for more info –