St Anthony’s College offers relevant, dynamic and engaging curriculum for Prep to Year 12
KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. KidsMatter Primary provides the proven methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids.
KidsMatter initiatives at St Anthony’s include:
- You Can Do It (YCDI) social skill lessons and intitiatives from year 1 to year 6
- Weekly Insights articles written by parenting expert Michael Grose emailed out to families
- Parent and staff gatherings/information sessions
- KidsMatter Crew (Year 6 students) to assist younger students with problem solving in social situations
- Parent Library collection (available for borrowing and browsing in the Padua office)
- Fortnightly updates and information in the school newsletter
- Implementing Circle Time in classrooms to develop social and emotional skills
|Barry Horner - College Principal||Alanna Jacoby - Deputy Principal|
|Lisa Fitzsimmons - Assistant Principal Administration||Julie Sullivan - Parent Representative|
|Camilla Ison - Class Teacher||Julie Kinnane - Counsellor|
|Carla Gabiola - Class Teacher||Elle Niland - Class Teacher|
|Maxene Cernoia - Support Officer||Nicole Stremouchiw - Parent Rep|
Do2Learn - provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioural regulation activities, songs and games, communication cards, academic material and life skills
Embrace the Future – provides activities and resources on resilience for children and families. Activities cover areas such as getting along, bouncing back, solving problems, being me and values.
MyTime – An Australian Government Initiative supporting parents of children with disabilities
Therapy Fun Zone – provides a collection of activities for fine motor and gross motor development
Bite Back – Provides useful and resources for teens to support positive mental health
Headspace – The national youth mental health foundation. The website provides support for young people who may be going through a tough time and provides information on their services in Townsville.
Autism Queensland – A community based organisation dedicated to bringing about positive change in the lives of children and adults with ASD.
Autism games – The information on this site describes the objectives of the games found on www.whizkids.com - a games portal for autistic children. The games are a free resource that aims to help autistic children to develop independent living skills.
Family Relationships - An Australian Government Initiative providing all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution
Bullying No Way! - Anti-bullying website for parents and children providing information and activities
Partners 4 Learning - A resource to assist teachers and school personnel to strengthen the capacity to engage with parents, families and communities to support children’s learning
Townsville Community Directory - Townsville City Council’s online directory of local community services