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NAPLAN Newsletter items - K-12

1532 Downloads, 24 April 2012

These great newsletter items can be inserted into each school newsletter until the NAPLAN testing in May. They are plain language, simple explanations of the annual NAPLAN testing process.

New Parent Website - School A to Z

7 March 2012

The website, relevant for all families and schools, includes sections on Homework and Study, Wellbeing and Technology, and has over 900 resources including articles, videos, podcasts, factsheets, assignment helpers and free mobile apps - all created by teachers and other industry experts. Log on to the website www.schoolatoz.com.au

Top 10 (Term 1) Resources on P4L

1585 Downloads, 14 February 2012

This one page sheet provides a quick summary of many practical “TERM 1” resources for primary and secondary principals, executive teams and secretarial staff. Key words are webcasts, assessment, welcome, positive communication, "what if" scenarios, steps, relationships, prayers, home room teachers, subject coordinators, handouts, research, case studies, tools.

Supporting successful learning for refugee students: The Classroom Connect project

1174 Downloads, 25 January 2012

This paper discusses the Classroom Connect Project which provides volunteer adult tutors for students from refugee backgrounds in secondary schools in Sydney. Classroom Connect is a partnership between Mercy Works, the Catholic Education Office Sydney (CEO) and the Sydney and South Western Sydney Regions of the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET).

Helpful Hints for enhancing learning relationships with your (secondary) student

1495 Downloads, 29 May 2011

This secondary resource has practical hints to enhance comunication and learning links between parents and teens. It suggests great strategies for building communication, touch, the language of "proud", staying in tune, accepting mistakes and modelling determination and effort. The ideas are useful for school newsletters or handouts at parent meetings.

Helpful Hints for enhancing learning relationships with your (primary school) child

1699 Downloads, 29 May 2011

This resource has practical tips and hints for parents to assist them enhance learning relationships with their child. There are ideas on supporting literacy and numeracy in the home. creative ways to use TV and internet for joint learning, the language for modelling persistence, determination and apology. Each item can be lifted off and used individually for newsletters or as handouts.

Engaging with your Child's Education Today

955 Downloads, 9 May 2011

This useful one page sheet can be distributed at parent- teacher meetings. It provides a range of areas for parents to engage with education and support student learning. Key words : experiences, expectations, starting school, change, routines, timetables, organisational skills, study habits, curriculum, reading, learning habits

Changing beginning of the year challenges to opportunities to learn

1499 Downloads, 15 March 2011

This informatiom sheet developed by Parentline is part of their Facts Sheets series available for parents. The handout provides advice on coping with the changes children face in their lives. It has tips and suggestions for supporting change and provides positive, constructive ideas to use at home. Key words- changes, changing, challenges, anxiety, conversations, negotiate, orientation,

Beyond the Front Door - Primary

1507 Downloads, 25 August 2010

Updated 2016: Tips for parents when their child starts school. As starting “big” school means new situations and new social networks, this handout provides practical "what if …” conversations for parents during transition to school times. Key words - what if, scenarios, support

Keeping our Kids Safe Newsletter items

1435 Downloads, 25 August 2010

A series of newsletter items about supporting teens negotiate safe activities and social events. Key words- non negotiable, party, supervision, socialising, curfew, friends, safety


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