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Tackling Year 7 Pressure Points

329 Downloads, 14 February 2019

There are some common pressure points that Year 7 students face when they leave the comfort of primary school and enter the exciting but somewhat overwhelming realm of secondary school. Here's some advice for parents on how to best support your child in their transition to secondary school.

Helping your child settle into Kindy

319 Downloads, 25 January 2019

Starting ‘big school’ can be both exciting and a little scary for children. While the majority of children will settle in well to their new school and routine, some might also show signs that they are not coping as well as you might expect as a parent in those first few weeks. Here are some tips on helping your child settle into Kindergarten.

Smart Sleep Habits

303 Downloads, 9 October 2018

Did you know that in Australia approximately 30% of primary school children and 70% of teenagers are sleep deprived? Lisa Maltman from the Sleep Connection explains what sleep deprivation is and what parents can do to help their child develop smart sleep habits. This article was first seen in the Positive Times newsletter.

Parent-Teacher interview tips

1064 Downloads, 31 May 2018

Tips for parents and teachers on how to get the most from a parent-teacher interview.

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.

Changing challenges to opportunities to learn

821 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

826 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 ...?

857 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 ...?

1339 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 ...?

A - Z Literacy & Numeracy Resource

720 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.


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