Links for Parents

The following links can be of use to parents to assist their child’s learning:

Connect for Parents:

Connect access to parents is now being used in our school as a means of sharing students’ marks, learning content and some notices with some of your child’s classes.
Each parent and guardian will be given their own secure login to Connect. If you have not received yours please email the school at MargaretRiver.SHS@education.wa.edu.au

You can access Connect through the CONNECT ink on the JUMP PORTAL in the home page or click on the following link:  http://connect.det.wa.edu.au

When you login to Connect you will be able to see information specific to your own child/ren such as:

  • The classes in which your children are engaged in using Connect
  • Week by week attendance information
  • Marks book information drawn from Reporting to Parents in some subjects.
  • Notices from classes that automatically generate an email notification to you.

Please note:

  • All marks are subject to moderation and different weightings; therefore they may not reflect their final mark and grade.
  • Not all subjects will have content in Connect and the use of Connect will differ across learning areas.
  •  All parents/guardians with Parental Responsibility with will be enrolled in Connect – if you are enrolled and would not like to participate – please email us at MargaretRiver.SHS@education.wa.edu.au.
  • You can customise the amount of notifications you get within the Connect website.  If you require help with this please email the school at MargaretRiver.SHS@education.wa.edu.au.

If you have any difficulties accessing Connect please contact Petra Stene in the Library on 9757 0744 or email her at Petra.Stene@education.wa.edu.au.

Teenagers Parenting WA Guides

The Teen set of Parenting WA Guides covers topics related to raising young people. The Guides cover the following topics:

  • Young People and Parties
  • Young People and Drugs
  • Running Away
  • Abuse of Parents
  • Living with Young People
  • Being a Young Parent
  • Peer Pressure
  • Talking Sex with Young People
  • Young People, Food and Dieting
  • Young People, Feeling and Depression
  • Young People who are Gay or Lesbian

www.communities.wa.gov.au

If you would like some information about youth mental health the following websites contain reputable, evidence based information:

  •  www.youthbeyondblue.com
    Youth Beyond Blue highlights issues about depression and anxiety. It provides information for young people and their parents about symptoms, treatment pathways and where help can be accessed. Also contains fact sheets and information about bullying and cyber bullying.
    Youth beyond Blue helpline 1300 224 636
  • Kids helpline 1800 55 1800
  • www.reachout.com
    Provides fact sheets, stories, and forums to help young people aged 14-25 to understand and explore issues around mental and physical health and wellbeing including sexuality. Information on getting help and support and building resilience is also provided. Reachout also provides fact sheets and information about bullying and cyber bullying.
  • www.headspace.org.au
    Headspace provides support and information around mental health and wellbeing for young people and their families. It aims to encourage young people to seek help early if mental health and drug and alcohol issues emerge and provides information on where and how to access help.
  • www.copmi.net.au
    Provides information and links to support options to assist in promoting mental health in children and young people aged 0-18 who have parents with a mental health problem or disorder. It also provides access to information and education resources for teachers and parents.

If you would like some information about adolescent sexuality the following websites have current and reliable information:

  • www.GetTheFacts.health.wa.gov.au
    An interactive youth website providing information and support on sexual health and relationships for young people in WA. This site includes information about relationships, puberty, body image, sex and sexually transmitted infections.
  • www.familyplanning.wa
    WA family Planning association provide leadership in sexual and reproductive health for WA. FPWA provides sexual health services, information and training for men and women. Topics include relationships, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy.
  • Sexual Health Information Line – 1800 198 205 – Information. Advice. Straight Up or email sexhelp@fpwa.org.au

If you would like some information about today’s alcohol and drug culture the following websites have relevant and informative information for parents and youth:

  • www.drugaware.com.au
    Drug Aware provides information about drugs, where to get help, and other information that can help young people make informed decisions. It also provides information on community events for young people.
  • www.health.qld.gov.au/istaysafe
    I stay safe is a site designed for adolescents which provides information and presents issues for consideration in promotion of sexual health. The information is presented in a variety of contexts including where alcohol and drugs may be involved.
  • www.counsellingonline.org.au
    The site provides a free professional service using text communication for anyone seeking help for their own or someone else’s drug use. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across Australia. Information and referral options are also available.
  • www.tuneinnotout.com
    Tune in Not Out is a national pod cast service for young people aged 16-25. It recognises the use of alcohol and other drugs is sometimes interlinked with many aspects of a young person’s life including self-esteem, stress, education and relationships. Created by and for young people, it aims to help young people make safer decisions about alcohol and other drugs.

Learning Potential:

This site helps parents to be more involved in their child’s learning
Learning Potential app:  https://www.learningpotential.gov.au/ and Learning Potential Resources:  http://www.learningpotential.edu.au/