Is my child ready for school?
We have shifted the goalposts in education and our expectations of children’s capacity to undertake formal learning have shifted too. Here are some tips to help you figure out whether your child is really ready for school.
How a growth mindset can be developed through play
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
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.
What can I do if my child has been unfairly disciplined at school?
In the school environment, there will be times when teachers feel the need to discipline your children. But, what can you do if your child says they’ve been disciplined unfairly?…
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…
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…
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.
Helping your child learn effective note-taking skills
Note-taking is an important skill for your child to learn and apply throughout their formal education and also later in life. Here’s some strategies to help them learn how to…
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'.
Handling goodbyes / separation anxiety at childcare or school
Expert tips for handling those tricky drop-offs as you help your child settle into childcare or school
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!