The new Child Safe Standards are now in effect from 1 July, 2022. VPC Live Events Boosting Teen Mindset, 8pm AEST on Thursday, 18 August 2022 with Claire Eaton.   Understand the changes to VCE and VCAL, 7.30pm AEST on Monday, 22 August 2022 with  Dr Kelly Jarvis. Creating a Roadmap For VCE Exams, 7.30pm AEST on Thursday, 8 September 2022 with Dianna…

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There is a lot to report in this E-News. Of interest for parents and educators, New Child Safety Standards that come into effect from 1 July 2022 There is a National Resilience Study VPC is a Community Partner for NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching Awards) VPC On-Demand Events   Dianna Daou, series on study-coaching titles this year: Time Management, Optimising Study Environment,10 Ways to…

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This edition covers a wide range of topics, including blogs on resilience and information about how the teaching profession is regulated. Live events by. Dianna Daou on Time Management and Responding to school reluctance and refusal by Glenn Melvin are featured. We elaborate on the new child safe standards in that will commence for schools…

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We are excited to launch the VPC Blog section, which allows us to feature the insights of leading specialists on our website. We are delighted to have Martine Oglethorpe back as an expert contributor. Some of our blog topics include ● What COVID Lockdowns Have Taught Us About Screen Time ● More Green, Less Screen…

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Dianna Daou is an academic performance coach of nearly a decade specializing in working with year 10-12 students to achieve their academic goals. Through her time as a student studying Biochemistry and a Master’s in Education as well as 6 years working in workplace training and development, Dianna noticed a set of fundamental skills that…

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Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She has been termed ‘the teenage expert’ by the media and is sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but soon discovered a special interest in wellbeing. She left teaching in 2000…

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Marie is an Associate Professor and Psychologist at Monash University. She is passionate about translating research evidence into resources that parents can access, to help promote their children’s resilience and protect them from mental health and substance misuse problems. She has developed personalized online programmes to empower parents with evidence-based skills and strategies as part…

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Pamela Holko was an educator for more than 30 years of her life and when she retired in 2006 – she did so just in time to become a grandparent. After 6 years of grand-parenting duties Pamela decided to write a book about it, titled “Wednesday At Gams. Providing daycare for grandchildren: what really works.”

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Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators. She has a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience, and is an undisputed ‘boy champion’. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an…

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The Sleep Connection was established by Lisa Maltman to meet the growing need to educate students, teachers and parents in schools on the importance of sleep health. Lisa is passionate about healthy sleep and concerned about the fact that over 30% of primary school children and 70% of teenagers are sleep deprived. This is having…

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