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Lighthouse Leaders: Commissioner Colin Pettit

Raising Kids to Thrive: Why Children should be Seen and Heard

Building confident, resilient children is every parent's aim. Valuing the voice of children and young people and the positive contribution they make is important to achieving this.

In 2015, Colin Pettit took up the position as Commissioner for Children and Young People, a role created in 2007 after the Western Australian Parliament made a commitment that children and young people of WA would live in a state where they were heard, valued, healthy and safe.

Hear from Commissioner Pettit on matters including:

  • The importance of wellbeing and good mental health for our children.
  • Why it is important to hear the views of children and young people on issues that affect them.
  • Why the things that WA children and young people say is important for their wellbeing.
  • Commissioner Pettit's current consultation with children and young people on education and engaging children and young people in education.

Date: Monday 29 May
Time: 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, PLC Senior School, 14 McNeil St Peppermint Grove
Cost: PLC Community & General Public - Complimentary (Bookings Essential via this link)