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...

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 –...

School holiday programs

5 steps to a healthy school holiday routine

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

trouble writing and spelling

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...

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...

back to school

Why the first two weeks of school are so important

Posted on 4 February 2015

The first two weeks of school are a time when students and teachers build relationships, set expectations for learning, and reinforce the routines for...