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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...

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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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Summer School Holiday Program

Posted on 29 November 2016

Prevent your child from regressing over the long break Boost their skills and be prepared for the new school year Keep their brain stimulated without...

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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?

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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...

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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 –...

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Why do some students find writing and spelling so difficult?

Posted on 29 September 2015

If a student can learn to read well, we expect that they will also be able to spell and write effectively. For many students, this...

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2015 NAPLAN results: how to improve classroom achievement

Posted on 3 September 2015

The 2015 NAPLAN summary results have been released. Around 94% of Australian students are performing above the national minimum standard. If your child performed...

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...

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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...