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Futureproofing Our Girls - Dr Justin Coulson


'Future Proofing Our Girls', a three part lecture series, designed to equip parents with useful strategies and greater awareness to help their daughters.

For anyone disappointed to have missed Dr Joanne Sargeant's 24 March Lecture, her presentation will be filmed at 5.00pm for boarding parents, but anyone interested is welcome to attend.

In this second lecture, we welcome parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson to address how parents can combat toxic perfectionism in students - "I'll never be good enough".
Date: Thursday 17 June
Time: 5:45pm for a 6:00pm start
Hosts: Dr Wesley Hii, Foundation Director

Guest Speaker: Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia’s leading parenting experts and highly sought-after international speaker and author.
A livestream option will be available for boarding parents. 
Please click on the tiles below to view a short video of Justin, or to access his website. 

Join Dr Coulson as we do a deep dive into perfectionism and how it is affecting our students. We'll explore strategies to reduce perfectionistic tendencies and encourage our young people to take risks, make mistakes, and become more resilient and adaptive in the face of academic, social, physical, and psychological challenges. 
Studies highlight that perfectionism really is a thing - and it affects females disproportionately. Why is that? And more importantly, what can we, as parents and educators, do to diminish the crippling, anxiety-inducing impact of toxic perfectionism. 
Post event: Drinks & Canapés served on the Honour Room verandah where parents can 'debrief' with speakers & staff.

Parking will be available at the School, more details will be posted closer to the date of the function.


$20 registration fee.

Foundation Members & Fewings Fellows complimentary registrations.


Honour Room, Foundation Building

Contact Details

Ms Petrina Gilmore | Director of Philanthropy | P +61 7 3033 9289 | E  

Somerville House has strict COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure the safety of all guests while on campus. We kindly ask that you ensure physical distancing is maintained at all times.

Please do not attend if you, or another member of your household, have cold or flu-like symptoms.