Primary School


Ocean Mind founder Rachael Parker says surfing helped her own depression.
Siblings Isabella and Sebastian with  Rachael ...

Youngsters riding a wave to happiness in surf therapy program Ocean Mind

When Isabella was nine-years-old, a traumatic incident in the pool turned the budding swimmer completely off the water. But this year, thanks to Ocean Mind, an organisation helping children experiencing difficulties in their lives, the primary school student went back into the water to surf.

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Four ways to help your bullied child

As an after-school teacher for three years, I've had a lot of opportunities to watch how bullies operate. And because the time I've spent with kids has been more focused on socialising than academics, I've been able to help those who are being bullied come up with strategies and find the strength to break out of that difficult cycle.

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