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’.
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 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…
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.
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.
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…
Help My Child Doesn’t Want to go School
(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to school?
Is my child ready for school?
(5:50 mins) Is my child ready for big school?
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…
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.