Please find below a list of valuable parenting resources for parents and carers.
CATHOLICCARE, Diocese of wollongong
Our CEDoW schools work closely with CatholicCare to ensure the pastoral needs of all students and their families are supported.
CatholicCare also provides counselling and a variety of courses and educational programs outside of school for parents, carers, couples and children to access a supportive environment with others who share similar life challenges.
Find courses available in Wollongong, Campbelltown, Nowra and online.
Read more about the services CatholicCare provides in our diocese here.
ALSO: View our Coping with Change Resources for parents and carers, developed in conjunction with CatholicCare.
NSW GOVERNMENT REBATES FOR CHILDREN'S SPORT & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school for two different types of activities:
• The 'Creative Kids' $100 voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and tuition costs for creative and cultural activities such as: creative arts, speech, drama, dance, digital design, coding, and music lessons and activities.
Visit the Service NSW website for more information and to apply for your Creative Kids voucher
• The 'Active Kids' $100 voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, membership and participation costs for sport and fitness activities (including swimming lesson fees).
Visit the Service NSW website for more information and to apply for your Active Kids voucher
Each eligible child can receive both rebates, meaning a family with three children for example, could save up to $600 on various activities and lessons each year.
The Australian Parenting WebsitE
The Australian Parenting website, www.raisingchildren.net.au, provides free, reliable, up-to-date and evidence-based information about raising children, helping families grow and thrive, and caring for yourself as a parent or carer. The site is designed for busy Australian parents and carers - full of easy-to-find, practical tips for raising children of all ages and dealing with a range of family matters. Find answers to hundreds of parenting questions, where and when families need them. The site is funded by the Australian Government, reviewed by experts, and non-commercial.
Student wellbeing hub
The Student Wellbeing Hub, www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au, provides information and resources for students, teachers and parents to assist in making your child's school experience a safe and positive one. It is guided by the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, with resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum, for the promotion of student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships.
The Student Wellbeing Hub has been developed by Education Services Australia for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, with a wide pool of experts, academics, professional associations and industry providers contributing to the site.
office of the esafety commissioner
Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner website, www.esafety.gov.au, to stay up to date with the latest online safety information, resources, events, news and research. The site also provides online safety resources for schools, parents and communities.
For more information on the eSafety website and its iParent Portal - designed specifically for parents to learn about the digital environment and how to help children have safe and enjoyable online experiences - visit our Keeping Your Child Safe Online page.
CHILD SAFETY HUB
The NSW Policy Legacy's Child Safety Hub, www.nsw.childsafetyhub.com.au, is an online resource and guide to assist children, parents and teachers. It provides information on a wide range of potential hazards that young children face – offering advice and facts on everyday activities, cyber safety, bullying, and crossing roads, to the effects of smoking, caffeine and drugs, to the more unusual incidents such as such as floods and fires. Download the Child Safety digital handbook and app here.
GOVERNMENT PARENTING ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has compiled a webpage of links and resources that provide information and support on parent engagement.
These include links to other relevant Australian Government sites; links providing help for parents, carers and families; links to parent engagement research organisations.
There is also a list of links to relevant research reports about the value of parent engagement in learning.