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Recognising the Role of Families


Retaining Relationships with Adolescents

885 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

1545 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

1653 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

980 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

649 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

676 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

5545 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

1599 Downloads, 27 June 2010

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

Just for Fun - parent bingo

1746 Downloads, 23 June 2010

A fun ice breaker activity for kindy gatherings

Transition to Primary School Module

1025 Downloads, 23 June 2010

Welcoming new (and current ) families resources - with fridge templates for new families - a “who’s who” at the school -conversation starters for new kindy children – “what if… “ scenarios - Welcome signs for the school playground - Welcome letters and certificates for families and children and prayers for parent gatherings


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