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Effective student communication 2024024F is a Course

Effective student communication 2024024F

May 9, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$770 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 9 May 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Individual Needs Co-ordinator, Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Teacher


Communication is part of everyday life, but essential in a community as intricate as a school, where effective communication can make or break school life for many students, parents and staff. This workshop will be user-friendly and engaging, and will cover how communication styles impact our ability to support students. It will unpack all the levels of communication, the ‘hows and whys’ of communication, including written, emails, spoken and body language.

Key takeaways

  • practical knowledge that you can apply immediately
  • increased understanding of how communication is a vital part of a school community
  • understanding that communication errors can have a significant impact on the relationships within the school community and thus on outcomes for students, staff and families
  • effective communication strategies to ensure clearer, kinder and more effective messages given
  • increased confidence in having tricky conversations and, rather than having a sense of dread, approach these with confidence and clarity.


Presenter information  

Emma-Rose Parsons

A thriving mental health can make the world of difference and it’s Emma-Rose’s passion to work in this space.  

Emma-Rose loves the variety in her role. To highlight her areas of practice, she currently: 

  • consults at her psychology clinics 

  • supports school teams to understand the nuances of neurodivergent students 

  • supervises other psychologists locally and interstate 

  • presents to schools, local community groups, at conferences and seminars 

  • assists workplaces to better understand mental health and to better engage and support neurodivergent team members 

ALL with a particular interest in creating a neuro-affirming community, where difference is celebrated and understood.  

As the director of Spectrum House Psychology and Emma-Rose Consulting and a Co-Director of the Paediatric Health Collective, she has been working in this space for 20+ years, both in Australia and abroad.  

Although her work is naturally grounded by science, it is designed to be interactive, engaging, and even a little fun! Mental health can be a heavy topic and Emma-Rose aims to present information in an easily digestible manner, that at heart is applicable and user-friendly. 

When not working in the mental health space, Emma-Rose has a love for parenting her two sons, camping, and ultra trail running. 


Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment