Should my child repeat a year at school?
Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, discusses whether or not children who aren’t progressing should repeat a year level, in what circumstances, and what effects this decision may have.
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.
Is homework really necessary?
Andrew Oberthur, veteran Primary School Principal, dives into the sticky subject of homework: How much (if any), why it’s necessary, and what it should consist of.
Responding to your child’s problems at school
In this video, Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, outlines the options parents have when choosing how to respond to problems their child is having at school.
Helping your child learn without prompt dependency
Do you find yourself giving your child a lot of prompts when you’re trying to teach them something? Prompt dependency is when they become dependent on these clues to think…
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.
Using response cards to help with homework
In this video, Jason Gibson gives us a clever method for helping kids with their homework that’s a bit different and more engaging than the usual verbal question and response…
My child’s teacher is a bit slack. What can I do?
A lot of teachers are excellent, but then there’s the other ones...Here’s what to do if you think your child’s teacher is a bit slack, from Primary School Principal, Andrew…
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…
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.