Opinion

Vital to maintain balance in school year

By Shepparton News

Students returned to schools across the Goulburn Valley this week, with the exciting addition of a new school at Kialla.

The new St Anne’s College demonstrates the wider population growth in Shepparton, with more students needing to be accommodated in areas on the outskirts of central Shepparton like Kialla.

While the school has currently enrolled Foundation and Year 7 students, it will increase its enrolment numbers in the years to come as more Year 6 students graduate and more Foundation students enrol.

The school also provides an emerging style of education in modern facilities.

It contains three project rooms for active learning and a number of open-plan rooms for multi-age interaction.

This style of learning can be incredibly helpful to some students who do not enjoy the traditional classroom environment.

Education is such a vital component of life and the Shepparton community continues to make strides in this area as it works towards the Super School — merging all four public high schools into one.

While it is an incredibly exciting time, returning to school can also be stressful, both financially and mentally.

This week headspace’s executive director of clinical practice Vikki Ryall reminded parents their children can often feel a rollercoaster of emotions including excitement, anticipation and nerves.

While some can handle this well, others struggle to adapt.

Ms Ryall encouraged parents to maintain a routine during this time to ensure a great balance between study, social life, self-care and family time.