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 on.
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…
Do kids still need to learn handwriting?
With iPads and computers in classrooms across the country, do kids still need to learn handwriting? Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, says they do.
Help My Child Doesn’t Want to go School
(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to school?
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.
How a growth mindset can be developed through play
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
Is my child ready for school?
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
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,…
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…
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…