For Parents

Student Support System

In order to support your child when they are experiencing distress or difficulties in managing their behaviour, staff at Rivendell will always follow the Student Support System. This system was developed by the whole school community and is regularly reviewed by staff and the SRC . 

Useful Links

  • The Department of Education has a parent portal that contains general information around your child’s schooling. It has information regarding support services that can be accessed, as well as information on extra-curricular activities and ideas for outside of school. it is broken down into ‘Pre-school to Year 6,’ ‘Years 7 to 10,’ Years 11 to 12.’


  • The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) formerly known as Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)

    NESA replaced the BOSTES on 1 January 2017.

    NESA has an increased focus on:

    • developing evidence-based policy to improve student achievement and support teachers

    • risk-based monitoring of Teacher Accreditation Authorities and schools.

    NESA continues to set and monitor quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools, for:

    • kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum

    • accreditation of teachers and teaching degrees

    • the internationally recognised HSC

    • school registration and home schooling.


  • The Generation Next blog is made up of a variety of posts from different contributors with a focus on the adolescent age group. Some of them may be relevant and of interest to you. Some of the issues that are explored are mental health, drugs and alcohol, personal development, bullying and education.


  • The Beyond Blue website offers information and support for people living with depression and their families.


  • The Me, Mood, Get Active website aims to help adolescents find out what they can do to get active and improve their mental health and wellbeing.


  • Aimed at older students, the ReachOut website contains some very factual and frank information about issues your child may be facing as they move through High School.