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

1983 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

1134 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

1015 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

1761 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,

Managing the Parent Factor

1941 Downloads, 12 August 2010

This presentation teases out teacher assumptions and beliefs about parent involvement in schools, It addresses contemporary challenges of Gen X parents and their expectations of schools and teachers. The activities provide opportunities for addressing professionalism and effective communication in complex situations. CCSP Education Officers can facilitate this workshop for staff teams.

Andrew Fuller- Hints for Learning - Newsletter Snippets

1101 Downloads, 12 July 2010

These items can be cut and pasted into school newsletters - good ideas for parents in supporting children's learning. Key words - learning, desks, sleep, succeed, TV, breakfast, HSC

Communicating with Parents and Care Givers

802 Downloads, 8 July 2010

A useful power point to address collaboration and engagement with parents. Principals can adapt this for staff meetings or community gatherings. Key words - involvement, engagement, learning, relationships, communication, stratgies

Parents - The Link Between School and Parish

799 Downloads, 28 June 2010

This powerpoint provides the context for developing close school-parent-parish partnerships. It enables discussion about using parent ministry across school and Church

Parents as Partners in School Review

6077 Downloads, 27 June 2010

A practical series of ideas for involving parents in consultation processes and / or school review gatherings. These strategies and activities can be valuable tools for school improvement processes and engaging with parent and community groups. Key Words - school review, school improvement

Top Ten Tips for Starting School

1877 Downloads, 27 June 2010

These top tips are a great support for parents of children starting school in Kindergarten


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