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.
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.
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 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…
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…
Preparing Your Child To Start School
Practical tips for making your child's transition to 'big school' as smooth as possible.
How a growth mindset can be developed through play
(3:03 mins) How a growth mindset can be developed through play
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…
How can parents set up a good learning environment at home?
In this video, K-12 principal, Rob Walker, gives parents some tips for setting up a good physical working environment for kids at home, with advice on all the ergonomic, practical…
Help My Child Doesn’t Want to go School
(3:37 mins) Is your son or daughter refusing to go to school?
How can parents facilitate routines and schedules for kids learning at home?
K-12 Principal, Rob Walker, explains why it’s important to keep students in a routine while they’re learning at home, and suggests a few other things to keep in mind...