The Southern Cross : November 2012
November 2012 Page 17 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross schools | HAPPY KIDS: St Teresa's Catholic School at Brighton launched the KidsMatter program last month with the help of actor Don Barker whose grandchildren Chloe and Tess Barker attend the school. Mr Barker read a story called I Grow in Grandad's Garden by Brian Andrew and Ellie. KidsMatter is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools, providing the methods, tools and support to help schools work with parents and carers, health services and the wider community, to nurture happy, balanced kids. St Teresa's students presented their 'Trees of Life' with wellbeing messages on their leaves. They also heard from Paralympian, Felicity Johnson who shared her journey of perseverance and resilience that led her to winning gold at the London Olympics, 2012. Pictured are Chloe and Tess with their grandpa Don Barker and fellow students (front, from left) Emily Clarke, Chelsea Ford, Kellie Francis, Abbey Fosdike and back Isabelle Bretones. St Aloysius College Reception students Elizabeth McKernan and Alexandra Dillon dress up for Book Week.