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.
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…
Preparing Your Child To Start School
Practical tips for making your child's transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.
How can I help my child transition smoothly into school?
Andrew Oberthur, ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, gives us the lowdown on what parents can do to help make the transition to Prep as smooth as possible for our…
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'.
What do you do if your child refuses to go to school?
ParentTV expert and Primary School Principal, Andrew Oberthur, has some suggestions for parents dealing with school refusal.
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.
Help My Child Doesn’t Want to go School
(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to 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,…
How schools and educators can help kids feel safe during bushfires
In this video Maggie Dent shares how schools and early learning centers can best support their students during tragic bushfires. This video gives practical tips and guidance to educators and…
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.