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7 Top Tips for Surviving Year 7

724 Downloads, 24 April 2012

Updated 2016: This is a great handout for year coordinators to send to parents of year 7 students. It can easily be modified for other secondary years too. in Word format for easy customisation. Key words - teenagers, TV, internet, homework, study, year coordinator,

Getting Off to a Good Start

7 March 2012

This video clip is hosted by journalist and mum Rachel Friend. The School A to Z video webcasts feature a panel of experts ready to answer your questions on doing well in class; social life and friendships; behaviour and development; and technology and the internet

Parent Resource Library List - books, websites and CDs

815 Downloads, 27 February 2012

This resource list has been complied by Parent Education Officers across various dioceses. It has a range of useful resources for parents and is a useful addition for school websites. Topics address boys, mothers, fathers, adolescents, parenting, emotional intelligence, discipline, alcohol, grief, resilience, mind matters, indigenous, engagement, learning

A Resource for Working with African Families

753 Downloads, 28 November 2011

This guide was developed by the Horn of Africa Communities Network and Foundation House. It aims to support education providers with tips on how to work more closely and effectively with parents and children from African countries. It examines the barriers and gaps faced by parents and suggests practical strategies and ways of responding.

Connecting with External Agencies

908 Downloads, 28 November 2011

Connecting Agencies: Meeting Priorities Together looks at new ways to generate community connections to support students’ learning.The paper aims to stimulate discussion and practice in building community alliances. It takes an evidence based view of community development and collaboration between agencies.

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

1363 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

1579 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

885 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

Retaining Relationships with Adolescents

753 Downloads, 15 March 2011

As adolescents go through a range of developmental stages, it is important that parents and teachers have strong relationships with them. This handout is part of the Parentline Facts Sheets series. It has suggestions for good communication and questions to contemplate before addressing difficult, emotional issues. Key words - challenging, conflict, communication, parenting, emotions, anxiety

Changing beginning of the year challenges to opportunities to learn

1373 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,


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