Welcome to Semester Two


Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found”

Anne Morrow Linbergh


Welcome Back to Term 3

A very warm welcome to term three to all families although the weather is certainly anything but warm at the moment! This term begins with school photos being taken throughout the College this week. All students should be aware of when they are scheduled for learning and tutor group photos. If you are unsure, please contact the respective Junior and Senior School Administration offices.

15 Year Service Awards

At the end of term 2, we held a celebration for all Kardinia staff who had reached 15 years of Service at Kardinia. The following staff members were acknowledged for their commitment to the students of Kardinia:

Julie Mason

David Aulsebrook

Michelle Ormrod

James Powell Tony Richardson

Sue Siketa

Paul Wigglesworth

Miki Okuda


Adolescents, Digital Media and Sleep Deprivation

The overuse of digital and social media by students is a concern for all parents and schools. The world’s first long-term assessment of mental health effects from adolescents late-night mobile use has shown some concerning results. Research conducted by Griffith University and Murdoch University tracked changes in late-night mobile phone use, sleep, and mental health indicators over three years in a large sample of Australian teens.

They found that adolescents late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor quality sleep, which subsequently led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping, and lowered self-esteem.

The following link provides further details regarding the study along with some practical tips on how to work with your children on ensuring they develop good sleep habits during their teenage years.


Have a great week!


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