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Child Safety

Child Safety remains a central focus for schools and at Siena we are engaging student voice to measure just how safe our students feel.  All students in Years 9 to 11 will be invited to participate in the Australian Safe Kids and Young People (ASK-YP) Pilot Project run in conjunction with Catholic Education Melbourne and Australian Catholic University.  The survey results will provide us with important feedback about what we are doing well and what areas may require further attention.  Our student Child Safety Committee has been meeting to create a College poster that reflects an understanding of Child Safety.  These students collaborated and negotiated to arrive at the preferred wording, and they will be the ones to launch the poster at House Assemblies this term.  Siena is also a partner school for Respectful Relationships and parents are invited to attend a forum run by students for parents at Mazenod College on 23 May.  Please refer to the advertisement below for this event and book online at


Parenting Styles: What type of parent are you?

There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!

Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.

In this SchoolTV Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children. 

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.




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