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 calm and engage your child’s school in a way that is constructive for everyone.
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…
My child’s teacher isn’t communicating with me. What can I do?
In this video, Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, discusses how parents can approach a teacher who’s not communicating with them about what’s happening at school.
Should I ask for my child to change classes?
Andrew Oberthur, Primary School Principal, talks about why it’s not always a good idea to ask for your child to change classes when they’re unhappy. Instead, parents and teachers need…
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 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.
Why you might want to meet with your child’s school
In this video, Andrew Oberthur, a highly experienced school principal, outlines the reasons that parents usually seek to meet with their child’s school.
What does open ended play mean?
Teacher Tom discussed the importance of open ended play and how encouraging this in today's technology focused world is an important milestone that many of our children are missing out…
What can I do if my child’s unhappy at school?
In this video, Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, outlines the best way to approach your child’s school to talk about why they’re unhappy there, and what can be done to…
Teachers, please keep fighting for play-based learning
In this video, Maggie Dent voices her support for the Australian teachers and educators who are trying to advocate for play-based learning, despite the pressure to implement formalised learning conditions…
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!