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Parent Knowledge + Teacher Knowledge

12 July 2017

Dr Deb Pushor from University of Saskatchewan describes how combining parent knowledge + teacher knowledge benefits students and the community. Dr Pushor runs a Curriculum of Parents at the University where she works with pre-service teachers to raise their understanding and appreciation of what parents bring to their child's educational experience. This is a must-see for teachers.

Word Problems

10 March 2016

Changing challenges to opportunities to learn

461 Downloads, 5 February 2016

The beginning of the school year always brings with it changes and with that challenges with new teachers and changing classes / friendships groups. These practical tips help parents support their children social skill building.

Starting the School Journey

439 Downloads, 5 February 2016

Top Tips for Parents & Families to assist when starting the school journey and the beginning of faith, learning and well being partnerships with their school community.

Essential Conversations: What would you do if ...?

431 Downloads, 5 February 2016

As children move into secondary school and beyond, parents have potential concerns. This one page gives tips for having those essential conversations , "What would you do if ...? to give them the opportunity to build resilience and develop confidence in their new and expanding world.

Essential Conversations: What would you do if ...?

457 Downloads, 5 February 2016

As children start school or move into higher classes, their world expands and therefore so do the range of experiences where mum or dad are not there. This one page gives tips for having those essential conversations , "What would you do if ...?

Maths Videos

4 September 2015

A series of short, snappy videos explaining primary maths concepts in simple terms for parents, teachers and students to share. Now parents can have a ‘peek’ into the classroom.

A - Z Literacy & Numeracy Resource

439 Downloads, 10 March 2015

Ideas and activities from National Literacy and Numeracy Week to build students' literacy and numeracy capabilities in fun and easy ways.

Literacy and Numeracy Tips (multilingual)

10 March 2015

Literacy and Numeracy tips in seven languages for children in primary school. These literacy and numeracy tips from the National Literacy & Numeracy Week initiative for parents are available via mp3 or written transcript in seven languages. Ideal for teachers and parents to use with students.

NAPLAN Videos for Parents - Newsletter Insert

567 Downloads, 1 May 2014

This newsletter insert contains links to four videos, produced by ACARA, which were designed help parents in their understanding of NAPLAN: What is it? How can the data be used to support young people's learning? What can parents do? The videos feature parents from the Catholic, independent and public school sectors.


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