UPS has traditionally held an information session every two years on children’s growth and sexual development in response to parents’ requests for guidance on how to help their children navigate this topic.

The research suggests that it’s best for parents to start talking to their child about their development in the early years of schooling to promote open communication and normalise the topic. ‘Talk soon and talk often’ is a common phrase of advice from the experts. This talk therefore is for parents of students of all year groups. Please note that this session is for parents and carers only and is not designed for the students themselves.

We are delighted to welcome back to UPS parenting and social emotional wellbeing expert, Madhavi Nawana Parker, to deliver an informative and supportive session on this subject for parents and carers in Week 1 of Term 4, Wednesday 14 October at 7pm. Madhavi will provide parents with practical tools to start and continue the conversations that matter, without awkwardness and discomfort.

Madhavi is a widely published author of confidence, resilience, wellbeing and social emotional literacy books who speaks regularly to parents and young people about how to have healthy relationships, make good decisions and move ahead in life by focusing on strengths and personal values. She is Director of Positive Minds Australia.

We invite you to register for this session by paying the $20 ticket price via the Qkr App or at the Front Office. Places are limited to ensure we can meet social distancing requirements, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

In the event of changes to government health advice for gatherings, this session will be presented live online. We will provide futher information if required.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions.