Mercy Vine

Term 3, Issue No. 2 - 16 August 2019


P.E.A.C.E. Pack


Students in Year 4 and Year 6 have recently completed their participation in a research project conducted by Flinders University into the “P.E.A.C.E. Pack – An intervention program for reducing bullying in our schools.”

P.E.A.C.E. is an acronym for Preparation, Education, Action, Coping and Evaluation and is a program that is now in its fourth edition, having been widely implemented and evaluated across early childhood settings to secondary schools.

The project outline included:
• Professional learning day for key staff
• Online pre and post lesson questionnaires for students
• Implementation of 8 lessons in participating classes:
o Lesson 1: Pre-test and establishing groups
o Lesson 2: Bullying definition and emotions
o Lesson 3: Exclusion and relationships
o Lesson 4: Verbal bullying and resilience
o Lesson 5: Cyber-bullying and self concept
o Lesson 6: Physical bullying and conflict management
o Lesson 7: Anti-bullying policy and classroom climate
o Lesson 8: Bullying and well-being questionnaire post-test

The researchers are now conducting feedback interviews and student focus groups in some schools. Although our school is not involved in these interviews, we will still be provided with ongoing monitoring by the research team along with a summary of the data analysis.

If your child is in Year 4 or Year 6, you may be interested in asking them about their involvement in this project and the lesson content. Once we have the results of the data analysis, we will update you on any relevant findings, particularly as they relate to our unique school environment.

Niamh O’Brien
College Psychologist R-5

Important Dates

Friday 16 August 
Winter Sports, Leadership and Co-curricular Photos

Monday 19 August 
Year 12 IB Language Acquisition Oral Exams

Tuesday 20 August
Year 12 IB Language Acquisition Oral Exams

Wednesday 21 August
Year 12 IB Language Acquisition Oral Exams

Intercollegiate Cross Country
4:00pm | St Ignatius' College

Friday 23 August 
9JH & 9GB Class Mass

Book Week Assembly
9:00am | Junior School Hall 

Intercollegiate Table Tennis
4:00pm | St Ignatius' College

Monday 26 August 
Year 12 SACE Drama Production Week

Tuesday 27 August 
Year 8 Immunisations

Wednesday 28 August 
Year 6 Canberra Trip Parent Information Night 
6:00pm | Mercy Lecture Theatre

Thursday 29 August 
Father's Day Coffee Morning
7:45am | Mercedes Cafe

Girls Winter Sport Presentation Evening 
6:00pm | Gleeson Hall

Friday 30 August 
Student Free Day

Intercollegiate Debating
5:45pm | St Ignatius' College

Saturday 31 August 
Intercollegiate Games
St Ignatius' College

Full Calendar > 

Second Hand Uniform Shop Change of Opening Times

The Second Hand Uniform Shop is now open during school terms on:

Monday              2.30pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday        8.00am – 9.00am

It is no longer open on Friday mornings.


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