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From the Deputy Principal – Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Gabrielle Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabrielle Smith


Would you like to learn more about the Waverley College SchoolTV initiative?

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SchoolTV Special Report: The Wellbeing Barometer 2023

Because parenting doesn’t come with instructions, SchoolTV is a wellbeing resource implemented at our school to help support you in the challenges of modern-day parenting. Parenting is a learning journey and it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed when faced with raising happy, well and resilient young people today.

Every family has experienced some sort of difficulty or adversity in recent times, some more than others. As mental health concerns continue to rise, there have been some alarming statistics reported in relation to the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Unfortunately, the blueprint for parenting is often based on our own experiences, but this is no longer fit for purpose in raising children as citizens of tomorrow. Parents and caregivers play a vital role in providing the guidance needed to support children and adolescents as they reframe their worries and focus more on the things they can control in their life.

Wellbeing Barometer

In this Special Report, we are seeking parent participation through a short survey. The survey is designed to provide a barometer to help gauge the state of student wellbeing within our community. We encourage you to take a few moments to complete the survey as this will help our school know the nature and extent of your concerns and determine how best we can support families in the months ahead. Responses remain anonymous and will only be reported on an aggregated basis. You are asked to base your responses on observations made in the last 12 months.

By working together we can continue to build relationships, foster connections, enable understanding and break down barriers as we navigate a pathway towards better mental health and wellbeing for all students. Please reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you or your child, please reach out to the school or seek professional medical advice.

Click here to view the Special Report

Study – Impact on Youth Mental Health 

SchoolTV is conducting a national study to measure their impact on youth mental health. The goal is to better understand how they can support communities and empower confident parenting.

They have partnered with Deakin University to conduct this study. By positioning themselves with the findings of the Deakin University study, SchoolTV can demonstrate to government bodies that their platform is effective in improving the wellbeing of young people, and that they have a strong track record of success. This, in turn, can help SchoolTV secure funding to expand its reach to more communities in need, and to continue to provide vital support and resources to schools and their families.

How you can help

SchoolTV understands that parents and caregivers have the greatest influence on a young person’s life, and they invite anyone who is willing to help to participate in the survey. If you have a friend, acquaintance, or family member whom you think may also be willing to help, please feel free to share the link. 

All responses are anonymous, and all data is managed by Deakin University.

Please click the button below to complete the survey



Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal – Students