From the Head of the Crowther Centre – Dr Ray Swann 

Distance Learning continues

Thank you to those parents who attended last night’s Secondary School webinar on our Distance Learning program. I hope you found the content helpful. It is not too late to register for tonight’s Junior School session, please book here. There will be further opportunities for parents and guardians to learn more practical strategies for the home, particularly in the wellbeing space.

A strengths-based approach

In the last Crowther News,  I wrote about identifying your own character strengths, via this online survey, and how you can play to them to help build more wellbeing with the family. 

This week I want to examine ways of using a strengths-based approach during this distance learning phase and connect you to more applications.

This article from the VIA Institute on Character focuses on coping during the current COVID-19 pandemic using your character strengths. It can be a useful tool to help you shape the narrative at home, particularly for those parents and guardians who attended the webinar and have a sense of ‘building a culture of wellbeing’.



Parent Workshop Program – Webinar edition

In light of the current measures in place, the Crowther Centre will deliver the Parent Workshops via webinars in Term 2.

We would love to hear your thoughts on topics that matter to you.  Please email us at the Crowther Centre. 


The Understanding Boys Podcast

Have you listened to the Understanding Boys Podcast hosted by Dr Ray Swann? Now with 13 episodes, it’s available wherever you listen to your podcasts or on the Understanding Boys website.

In our latest episode Ray talks with Dr Judy Chu, lecturer in Human Biology at Stanford University and co-author of When Boys Become Boys, which offers a new way of thinking about a boy’s development.

Do you know someone who would be great to be interviewed on the topic of ‘What makes a good man?’ Please get in touch with us at the Crowther Centre to tell us more!