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.
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…
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 help my 4 – 8-year-old learn at home?
If you’ve got a little one at home, you’re probably wondering how you can best support them to learn at home. Principal Rob Walker has some ideas!
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.
How a growth mindset can be developed through play
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
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…
Why your child needs a positive disposition to themselves as a learner
The research tells us that children under the age of seven shouldn’t be focused on literacy and numeracy. Instead, neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis explains, they should be in free play,…
Helping kids cope with disappointment at school
Disappointment is a hard but important lesson for kids to learn, says ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, and an essential experience for building resilience.
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…
Preparing Your Child To Start School
Practical tips for making your child's transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.