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Perth College is committed to partnerships with families and the wider community to embrace new approaches and achieve world-class educational excellence within an inclusive and vibrant community. Designed to support parents and caregivers, we are proud to bring you Conversations with Perth College, a series of events about relevant issues and best practice in supporting children and adolescents to thrive in today’s world.

Conversations with Dr Kate Burton

Wednesday 25 May 2022 from 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Join our Learning Engagement Team for Conversations with Dr Kate Burton, Understanding the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Gifted and Talented Students, online on Wednesday 25 May from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Burton, Lucy Birts (Co-ordinator of Gifted and Talented), Nicola Rose (Head of Learning Engagement), and other key PC staff members.

Dr Kate Burton is Co-founder of Gifted WA and the Director of Alchemy Therapy, a private mental health clinic specialising in the counselling, assessment, and mentoring of gifted and creative individuals. In a former life, Kate worked in academia and has also served as an invited researcher at the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research.

Find out more and book here.

Conversations with Brant Garvey

Thursday 9 June 2022 from 6.00 pm –7.30 pm

Perth College is pleased to be hosting Conversations with Brant Garvey. Brant was born as an above knee amputee and was told that he would never be able to run. For a long time, he accepted this as an excuse.

At the age of 28, after drifting through life without a sense of purpose or direction, Brant decided to stop making excuses and start making a change. Within a year of trying, failing and succeeding to run on his artificial leg, Brant became the first Australian above knee amputee to compete in an Ironman Triathlon, setting a world record time in the process.

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Conversations with Madonna King

Tuesday 13 September from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Perth College is pleased to be welcoming back Madonna King in Term Three. Madonna explains the world is a very different place from two years ago. And the impact on our 16-, 17- and 18-year-old girls is huge. At one of the most critical times in their development – an age when they're ready to spread their wings and look to the future – they have had to deal with enormous disruption and dislocation, and come to terms with living life from their bedrooms.

The long stints of remote learning and the anxiety of at-home exams has compounded with the ever-present pressure of the ATAR and worries around areas such as friendships and relationships, who they want to be, gender identity, body image and mental health.

Find out more and book here.