Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
The cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance.
Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she’s been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships.
The Year 7 Boys Football team have achieved great success at the Eastern Metropolitan Region Competition.
The boys showed huge enthusiasm and commitment throughout the day, and were rewarded with 3 wins over Brentwood Secondary, Box Hill High and Rowville Secondary, to finish at the top of their pool. Best players for the day were Tyson Best, Rhys Crossley, Byron McDonald, Ky Dight and Conner Smith.
Training will resume after the holidays as the boys prepare for their next challenge, taking on Vermont Secondary in the EMR final.
Year 10, 11 and 12 students who are interested in completing Work Experience over the coming July School Holidays or next term, are invited to the Careers Office to discuss placement requirements and to collect official paperwork, which needs to be completed prior to any placement.