Community Workshops

Raising Mighty Boys
This seminar will provide a better understanding of the needs of boys so you can adapt your parenting. You will get essential information, strategies and the reassurance to help you raise your mighty boys into mighty fine men.

Presenter I
 Michael Grose
Ages I Primary and Secondary
Date I 21 May and 23 May
Time I 7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Location I St Mary’s – Ascot Vale (Melway Map 28 F9) and St Monica’s – Footscray (Map 2S J8), respectively


A For Attitude to Positive Parenting
Julie Davey presents proven strategies to build resilience in children and enhance wellbeing for the whole family. Topics will cover:

Positive attitudes for Health and Happiness includes:
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tips & techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in children
- improving personal performance, health & success for yourself and your child

The Fabulous First 5 Minutes Program includes:
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teaching children how to deal with problems as opportunities
- the importance of setting achievable goals & reach their full potential
- building confidence in children and helping them focus in class.

Food for Thought provides fun ways to:
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convince your child to eat nutritious foods
- focus on their positive traits and potential
- become more resilient.

Presenter I Julie Davey
Ages I Primary and Secondary
Date I 23 April
Time I 7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Location I St Michael’s – Ashburton (Melway Map 60 E10)


Building Resilience in Children and Adolescents
Young people in our schools today need the skills, knowledge and practice opportunities to build social relationships, to cope with difficulty and to work collaboratively.  Resilient children are socially competent, can solve problems, have a sense of autonomy and independence, and a sense of purpose and future.  As a consequence, these children have an increased capacity to learn. This seminar will:

  • provide an overview of the recent  research in the area of resilience
  • examine the profile of the resilient child and the protective factors that enhance these qualities
  • provide an opportunity to identify and associate current work/parenting with protective factors
  • explore ways of increasing and maximising these protective factors for children and adolescents.

Presenter I Chris Daicos
Ages I Primary and Secondary
Date I 1  May
Time I 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location I St James College – East Bentleigh (Melway Map 78 B3)