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.
What do I do if my child gets a teacher I don’t like?
It can be hard to hide your disappointment if your child gets a teacher you’re not a fan of, but Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, says it’s important for parents…
How should I communicate with the school when my child’s learning at home?
When you, your child and your school are all adjusting to this new way of learning at home, communication between all parties is vital. Rob Walker gives us an idea…
How can I support my child as they transition between year levels at school?
Big changes and big feelings can make the transition from one year level at school to the next a difficult time for kids. Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, discusses how…
What is so good about a junkyard playground
Teacher Tom talks about the importance of giving our children different items that enables them to create their own 'play equipment'.
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.
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…
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.
What are the responsibilities of students when they’re learning at home?
What can we ask kids to take responsibility for when they’re learning at home? K-12 principal, Rob Walker, outlines some reasonable expectations.
How can I safeguard my child’s wellbeing when they’re learning at home?
Isolation is hard on everyone and learning at home can be challenging, too. Principal Rob Walker discusses how to safeguard your child’s wellbeing at this time.
How can I manage screen time when my child’s learning at home?
Screens are going to be a pretty inevitable feature of this learning at home time for many families. K-12 principal, Rob Walker, gives some guidelines on how to manage the…