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From the Deputy Principal – Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Is Technology Making Our Kids Sad and Anxious? Findings from the Future Proofing Study

The Future Proofing Study, conducted by the Black Dog Institute, is the largest and most comprehensive longitudinal study of adolescent mental health in Australia. It involves thousands of the same group of students completing annual, online surveys about their mental health and wellbeing for six years during their adolescence. This data collection process is due to be completed in 2026.

Please view findings from the Future Proofing Study presented by Dr Lyndsay Brown from the Black Dog Institute at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference (March, 2024) HERE.

Raising Students to Thrive – Virtual Event

Parents are invited to attend a virtual event, “Raising Students to Thrive” facilitated by wellbeing and leadership specialist, Daniel Merzer.

This exclusive session will unveil practical strategies to empower parents to foster resilience, wellbeing, and tenacity in their teenagers, paving the way for a future of success and fulfilment.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Location: Zoom

Register: HERE.

Term 2 2024 –Transdev John Holland Bus Service Adjustments and Opal Card Compliance

Please see message below from Transdev John Holland regarding bus services in Term 2.

As Term 1 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for your cooperation. From Monday, 29 April 2024 some Transdev John Holland bus services will be adjusted to improve reliability and capacity on services to meet the needs of our customers.

Bus Timetable Changes

Some bus services will be adjusted throughout the area to improve reliability and provide additional capacity on busy bus routes. Please note, your school bus service will not change, however we ask caregivers and students to check timetables to ensure their normal route service time has remained the same.

For more detailed information on any changes, please visit  and you may “refine” your search by adding in “school service”.

Opal Card Compliance

We would like to take this opportunity to reinforce the topic of Opal Card Compliance for school students. It is a condition of the Student Code of Conduct when travelling that students must Tap On and Off with their School Opal Card or Child/Youth Opal Card every time when using public transport. This is so that Transport for NSW can understand customer travel patterns and adjust the services provided, if necessary.

If students do not meet these criteria, they will need to carry a Child/Youth Opal card with funds loaded onto it. If a student’s School Opal Card has expired or been damaged, lost or stolen, please visit to reapply.

We will also continue conducting random visits to school bus stops to further support you and reinforce this message to students throughout the year.

Again, we would also like to take this opportunity thank you for your time and patience and look forward to working with you all throughout the year.


Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal – Students