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During adolescence, teens develop a biological need to be around friends and it is important to provide them with opportunities to socialise with their peers whenever possible. Using the most current data this presentation will examine the use of alcohol and other drugs by school-based young people. Some simple strategies will be provided to help ensure teens are able to interact with friends on a Saturday night and, at the same time, reduce the risk of underage drinking and the potential dangers associated with such behaviour. It aims to empower parents with a positive message and assist them in having open and honest family discussions in this complex area.
Anxiety is a normal condition, and it is important not to pathologize its presence. It heightens our awareness, makes us strive to be better and keeps us safe. Similarly in a range of environments individuals are encouraged to be aspirational, we are rewarded for high levels of perseverance in the face of difficulty, skill development and outcomes (Perfectionism). Anecdotally and clinically, we know there is at times at strong connected between these two things.

Strathcona Stories

“My time at Strathcona has been an extraordinary journey filled with countless cherished memories and remarkable achievements. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as the Principal of this wonderful school, and I am immensely proud of all that we have accomplished together”. Marise McConaghy
Recently, 21 – 23 March 2023, I flew a very lengthy 50 minutes to Canberra to attend the annual National Schools Constitutional Convention which was organised by the National Curriculum Services (Department Of Education Victoria). I was one of 118 delegates from schools all over Australia.
Well done to our Strathcona Rowing Squad, who performed exceptionally well over the weekend at HOSG. The conditions were tough and everchanging throughout the course, but all the hard work that our students put in across the season was rewarded.
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To become unstoppable, a girl must first be set into motion

Strathcona is a catalyst of a life changing momentum, ensuring each girl discovers a trajectory as unique and full of potential as she is.

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