Monday 25 November 2019


Ivanhoe Grammar School is excited to announce the launch of SchoolTV, award-winning wellbeing and mental health digital resource for school communities.

“I am so pleased to be partnering with SchoolTV, a versatile mental health and wellbeing resource collated by leading experts in Australia. This fantastic tool will give our school community access to evidence-based, best practice, advice and strategies,” said Head of University Campus, Stella Batsanis.

This multi-faceted website features Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and other experts and addresses in an honest and open way the realities that many parents face today. While there is a great deal of information available to parents, it can often be confusing and overwhelming. SchoolTV addresses this issue by curating the information for you.

It is designed to empower parents by giving them access to credible information with realistic and practical strategies. The multi-media content is shaped by world-class specialists and contains in-depth interviews, articles and videos making the site a really easy and enjoyable way to access information.

“SchoolTV is a great resource collated by leading Australian experts about wellbeing and mental health. This resource will allow for flexibility in tailoring resources based on the individual needs of our year levels,” said Deputy Head of Campus – Head of Middle Years Voula Arnas.

Wellbeing is an integral part of what we do at Ivanhoe Grammar School, integral to our students’ ability to learn and thrive. Wellbeing is at the heart of our pastoral care model and has been woven into the Ivanhoe Learner Attributes – our shared school values – Courageous, Innovative, Balanced, Collaborative, Ethical, Reflective and Compassionate. Our partnership with SchoolTV will broaden and strengthen the overall wellbeing program at our school.

At Ivanhoe, students help to shape and drive mental health and wellbeing activities and initiatives with student leaders holding portfolios in wellbeing and health.

“I have been involved in weekly wellbeing sessions as well as participating in initiatives such as the Anti-Bullying campaign. This is important as I believe that helping other people’s wellbeing and making the school a place that students feel safe and enjoy going to is important. I have also been part of the Mentoring Program for younger years to help them feel comfortable at school and to help students with their academics and wellbeing,” said Plenty Campus Co-Captain Ethan.

Year 12 Wellbeing and Health Prefect Mia takes her wellbeing very seriously. “To me, the meaning of wellbeing is quite simple, it is paying attention to your physical, emotional and mental needs whatever they may be, and honouring them. In high school and in life there will always be external pressures and deadlines, but I think listening to yourself and letting go a little is a key component to performing your best,” she said.

We are delighted to be able to offer SchoolTV to our parents,  this online resource can be accessed through Ivanhoe Connect, all you have to do is click here.