The SEEDS Project Speaker Series supports our strategic intent of increasing parent and community involvement in the life of the school through a range of formal and informal opportunities. SEEDS stands for Strength, Empowerment, Engagement, Development and Success.
At John Wollaston Anglican Community School, we are committed to supporting our parent body. The SEEDS Project Speaker Series provides a forum for parents to meet, discuss topics of interest and gain support from one another, as well as hear from experts and guest speakers. We aim to facilitate a stronger community, where we can develop social relationships and discover new opportunities available to all families.
Please check regularly for updates on new event announcements. We look forward to welcoming you to the School at one of our upcoming events.
Monday, 9 March 2020: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Victoria Morgan Arts Centre (VMAC)
Game Over: Disconnecting Our Kids
An evening with Glen Gerreyn from the Hopefull Institute
The SEEDS Project Speaker Series invites you to an evening with Glen Gerreyn from The HopeFull Institute presenting his contemporary seminar Game Over: Disconnecting Our Kids.
You will be informed in this interactive, relevant and contemporary presentation on the nature and process of addiction including examples of computer usage, drugs and alcohol, social media, video games, smartphones, pornography and toxic relationships. Because we all have the potential to be addicted to something, Game Over addresses the psychological effects of addiction rather than just the physical attributes of chemical substances.
The seminar educates parents and carers on the four psychological effects of addiction; experimentation, misuse, fixation and dependency. Parents are shown the emotional states associated with each stage and the behaviour characteristics that accompany them. This gives parents a realistic and ‘everyday’ understanding on how easily addiction can progress from one stage to the next.
At the conclusion of this one hour seminar, parents and carers will leave feeling informed and prepared with realistic ideas to help their children create healthy habits.