Help My Child Doesn’t Want to go School
(3:37 mins) Here’s some advice about how to stay calm when this is happening in your home, focusing on the responding rather than reacting, and also looking at how you can get to the bottom of what is underneath this resistance to school for your child.
Is NAPLAN necessary?
NAPLAN testing has been pretty controversial. Primary school principal, Andrew Oberthur, discusses whether it still has a place in our classrooms, and what purpose it can serve.
How to communicate with your child’s school when you have a problem
When a child brings a problem at school to our attention we can very often jump to conclusions about what happened. Here Maggie gives some tips on how to stay…
Preparing toddlers for childcare or preschool
(4:40 mins) When preparing your child for preschool here are three areas that are essential and they may not be what you think!
Why you should get involved in your child’s education
School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, discusses why parents should be involved in their child’s education (no matter how busy we are!) and what this looks like.
How important are report cards?
Report cards are important, says Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, but they only paint part of the picture of how your child is progressing at school, and parents need to…
How can I help my child transition smoothly into school?
Andrew Oberthur, ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, gives us the lowdown on what parents can do to help make the transition to Prep as smooth as possible for our…
Preparing Your Child To Start School
Practical tips for making your child's transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.
What can I do if my child’s having problems at school?
Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, explains what questions parents should ask the principal or teachers at their child’s school to get to the bottom of any problems the child may…
Is my child ready for school?
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
What it means for play to be self selected
What is play and why is it important for our children? Teacher Tom gives some insightful examples into the importance of play for children.