Parent Learning: Elementary Counselling

On Tuesday 30th November SSIS Elementary School offered a parent learning workshop of a different kind. Carmelita Fiscareli (our Elementary Counsellor Early Learning -Grade 4) and Kirstyn Flew (Grade 5 – 12 Counsellor) presented on the Counselling services that are offered at our school.

Carmen Murray presented on the importance of a “Calm Down Space” and gave ideas and strategies on how to set this up at home – for our children (or our mums and dads).

The absolute highlight of the workshop was the hands on experience that the parents had in our Theraputic Messy Play Classroom. It was run by our Messy Play Volunteer parents and we had special visitors, our Messy Play Ambassadors – our students. 

Parents took away ‘evidence of learning’ all over their clothes from slime, glitter and sparkles and based on the engagement and noise level in the room – a fun time was had by all.