Understanding your NAPLAN report

Understanding your child’s NAPLAN report (video)

Posted on 11 September 2017

Watch this video for 3 simple steps to understanding your child’s NAPLAN report. Step 1: stay calm! The NAPLAN test is just a small...

Mother and boy reading

Reading Aloud: Is It Important?

Posted on 26 July 2017

Reading aloud with expression is a foundational reading skill students should be developing between years 1 – 5. Why is this skill so difficult...

What to do about a bad school report

5 Tips for Dealing With a Poor School Report

Posted on 14 June 2017

Do you feel anxious at school report time? Here are some practical steps to deal with your child’s results and prevent future “report shock”.

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4 ways to prepare for NAPLAN testing

Posted on 19 April 2016

For some parents, teachers and students, NAPLAN time is a stressful time. What can you do to minimise stress and prepare effectively?

Learning programs

How to get the most out of parent-teacher meetings

Posted on 15 March 2016

Even if you don’t have any particular concerns, parent-teacher meetings early in the year give you a great opportunity to get to know your...

Fast ForWord Readers Choice Award

Fast ForWord wins e-School News Readers’ Choice Award

Posted on 11 January 2016

The Fast ForWord online learning and reading intervention from Scientific Learning is recognized by primary and high school educators for making the greatest impact...

School holiday programs

Prevent learning regression these school holidays

Posted on 25 November 2015

The summer holidays are nearly here! After a long school year, kids need a break. But it’s also important that they stay healthy –...

Why some students struggle with writing

Posted on 30 April 2015

Cognitive skills are the building blocks on which writing depends. Memory – we need to hold our plans in mind and simulaneously form each...

Learning programs

10 questions to ask your child’s teacher this year

Posted on 26 March 2015

You’re well into the swing of the new school year, and your child has had some time to get to know their new teacher...

The 2014 NAPLAN results are here: what you need to know

Posted on 18 September 2014

“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations...