Sir Bob Geldof with PLC Perth 2019 Student Leaders

 

The PLC Lighthouse invites experts to come and speak to students and parents about a variety of topics in line with our Lighthouse Curriculum. For more information on our guest speakers, click on the links below.

 

Lighthouse Community Conversation with Mr Rob Andrew, Domestic Violence counsellor.

Do you know how to talk to your children about domestic violence?

Parents are invited to come along to the Lighthouse guest speaker evening on Wednesday 3 July to hear from Mr Rob Andrew. He is coming to PLC to speak to parents about how his work in the area of domestic violence counselling and his strategy to help prevent it – “the no test”.

Mr Andrew touts his theory of an early warning strategy to alert young girls and women to early signs of power and control from their male partners. He will teach parents how to support their daughters to notice the behaviour of their boyfriends when they say no to small things early on in the relationship. This may save them from an abusive relationship later.

Mr Andrew will be speaking to the Year 12 girls on Friday 5 July during Health and wellbeing class and the Year 11s in term 3. This parent night is a great way for parents to get involved, and will equip them to be able to have informative and helpful conversations with their children and young people.

Click here to book. 

 

Community Conversation with Dr Jacqueline Hendricks – Curtin University’s Relationship and Sexuality Project

Year 8 Parent Community Conversation – Monday 29th July

Dr Hendricks is the Project Manager for the Provision of Sexuality and Relationships Education to Pre-service and In-service Teachers Project, a lecturer for various health promotion and sexology units at Curtin; and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (School of Paediatrics & Child Health).

Click here to book. This event is open to Year 8 Parents only.

 

Cyber Safety Seminar

Does your child play Fortnite or other online games? Are you aware of incidents of cyber bullying in your school? Do you know what a healthy amount of screen time is?

The online landscape is a minefield for both parents and teachers, and it is important to be educated on the current issues and threats facing our children, and how to best protect them.

Join 3 of Australia’s leading experts on cyber safety and internet awareness for a seminar on Wednesday 14 August.

Click here for more information and to book.  

 

Lighthouse Guest speakers

Junior School
Year 7

 

 Paraplegic Benefit Fund (PBF) – Carl Akira Fujinami

Wednesday July 31st, 2019

PBF Australia was founded in 1984 by world-renowned spinal surgeon, the late Sir George Bedbrook, it is a not-for-profit organisation that provides members with much-needed financial support in the event of suffering a spinal cord injury.

PBF aims to reduce the number of people becoming permanently paralysed each year due to spinal cord injury. They have delivered Injury Prevention programs in schools across Australia aiming to reduce the incidence of serious injury.

Carl will be coming to speak to the year 7 students on Wednesday 31st July about water safety and protecting your spinal cord by sharing his story.

One day Carl walked out into the shallow waters of Cottesloe Beach and dove into an approaching wave. Hitting his head with force on the wet compacted sand, Carl instantly broke his C4 vertebrae. As a quadriplegic presenter for PBF’s Aqua Program, Carl uses his story to highlight safe methods for entering and behaving in aquatic environments. His important message of resilience and keeping a positive approach to life regardless of adversities stays with his audiences long after he has finished speaking.

Year 8

Annie Gichuru – True Life Stories

Flexi session week 10 – Term 2

Annie will be speaking to the year 8 students about positivity and the importance of positive storytelling particularly in our current times of negative and fear-based news stories. She will share stories about the richness of diversity and inclusion and how we can all play a part in making a difference in this world.

We’ve all been created with a purpose and our unique purpose is something that is much bigger than we are. It is about being of service to others and using your gifts and talents as a force for good.  Don’t be afraid to fail big, and it’s not what you have, it’s what you do with what you have.

See more about Annie on her website True Life Stories.

 

 

Dr Jacqueline Hendricks – Curtin University’s Relationship and Sexuality Project

Parent Community Conversation – Monday 29th July

Dr Hendricks is the Project Manager for the Provision of Sexuality and Relationships Education to Pre-service and In-service Teachers Project, a lecturer for various health promotion and sexology units at Curtin; and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (School of Paediatrics & Child Health).

This community conversation has been planned to empower parents to join with their daughter in discussions about gender and sexual identity. The year 8 students will be studying this topic next term in Health and Wellbeing classes.

This unit is part of the mandatory Western Australian Curriculum and will cover the course content requiring students to learn about “the impact of physical changes on gender, cultural and sexual identities”.

Post Nominals

PhD PGradDipSexol PGradDipHlthProm Bsc

Gender, Cultural and Sexual Identity – Parent Conversation with Dr Jacqueline Hendricks

Date: Monday 29 July
Time: 7.00 pm
Location: PLC Lighthouse Community Room (2 McNeil Street, Peppermint Grove)

Click here to book. 

Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

 

Self-defense classes – Rita from Fun In Training

Health and Wellbeing class – Friday 2 August, 2019

Rita is a fitness instructor who is the director of Fun in Training (FIT). She works with many schools across Perth teaching self-defense techniques to students. The focus of her classes is how to escape from danger by creating a diversion and running away to seek help.

 

Dr Yes – Australian Medical Association

Health and Wellbeing class – Friday 30 August

Dr YES is a school based harm minimisation health initiative of the AMA (WA) Foundation. Dr YES sends specially trained volunteer medical students into WA secondary schools to have frank, open discussions about Alcohol and Other Drugs. The underlying purpose of the session is to help students make healthy choices in risky situations. The medical students discuss the issues with the aim of equipping students with the confidence and knowledge necessary to make that healthy choice.

Year 12

Paraplegic Benefit Fund (PBF) – Jodie Nikolic

Year 12 Health and Wellbeing classes – Friday June 21st, 2019

PBF Australia was founded in 1984 by world-renowned spinal surgeon, the late Sir George Bedbrook, it is a not-for-profit organisation that provides members with much-needed financial support in the event of suffering a spinal cord injury. Jodie will be sharing her story with the PLC students to raise awareness about safe driving.

Jodie’s life changed forever when she was struck by a motor vehicle whilst cycling. The driver, was over the legal alcohol limit, found to be fatigued at the time as well as using their mobile phone whist driving! Working as a dietician and gym operator, the spinal cord injuries Jodie sustained in this cycling accident completely changed the course of her life.

Jodie is an engaging presenter and has a passion for educating drivers. Her goal is to help minimise the number of drivers on Australian roads that continue to use their phones or drive whilst intoxicated.

 

Mr Rob Andrew “The no test”

Year 12 Health and Wellbeing classes – Friday July 5th, 2019

Over the past 20 years, Mr Rob Andrew, PLC grandparent, has had countless conversations with women seeking help from abusive partners, each of their stories personally unique, while also starkly similar.

Mr Rob is an ex-olympic hockey player, was a long-time teacher at Scotch from which he retired in the late 80s to retrain as a councillor, moving his involvement at Scotch to sitting on the Scotch Council. From early days in marriage counselling he then saw the need for work to be done within the domestic violence space. Rob’s next years were spent counselling the perpetrators of domestic violence. He retired from this last year but is continuing his research and speaking engagements.

Women often find out too late that their partner is violent — and they blame themselves — but Mr Rob, domestic violence counsellor, has identified an early warning sign of possible abusive behaviour.

Click Here for more information about Mr Rob Andrew and “The no test”.