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GOAL: Community Education and Support 

Scotch Oakburn College is committed to growing community support and engagement through information sharing on specific matter relevant to them, our students, and the greater community. To ensure an inter-connectedness and support for each other, the College will embark on a community education and support program that will extend opportunities for the community to learn and grow.  Opportunities are aligned to the College’s Mission, Vision and Values.

This program also encapsulates the Learning and Wellbeing Strands of SOC2035 


12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of Coles. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your 11-year-old refuses to join his team on the court and stays on the bench. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging?

No — it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!


In this pioneering, practical book, neuropsychiatrist Dr Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The ‘upstairs brain’, which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-20s. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain.

By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. With clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.


Over a period of four weeks, you’ll learn 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind.

Sessions will be 8.45am to 10.30am, every Thursday for four weeks commencing Thursday 14 October.

Given the nature of the program and delivery, sessions are designed to be smaller, with up to 12 attendees, ensuring everyone has a voice.

If there is demand, the College will look at running another session at a later date.


The Whole Brain Child has been developed for parents and carers of children aged between 3-12.

Existing Parents/Guardians of students attending Scotch Oakburn College are welcome to attend. You do not need to have a student in the junior or early years, the opportunity is open to everyone.

To ensure the sessions are highly beneficial, Parents/Guardians are asked not to bring children.


Franny Stewart 

Franny is a registered Psychologist and School Counsellor at the Elphin Campus. She has worked internationally in schools and also across various mental health settings in London, Melbourne and Launceston. One of Franny’s passions is in working with and supporting parents and she excited to be a part of bringing The Whole Brain Child to the College community.



Jo McFarlane

Jo McFarlane is a Learning Support Teacher at the Elphin Campus. She has extensive experience working with families and children with disabilities. Jo worked in the classroom and in consultative roles before joining the College Community 14 years ago. She has great pleasure working alongside Franny to share the message of Dr Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson with our parent community.





The four-week program, The Whole Brain Child, is $25 per person which includes a copy of the book. Participants should ensure they are able to commit to attending all four sessions before booking.




14 October, 2021
8:45 am - 10:30 am
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Middle School, Penquite Campus
85 Penquite Road
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
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