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Does learning stop when school stops?

Summer Holidays are fantastic! Remember that feeling of abandon as you raced out of the classroom on the last day of school, ready for those endless days of summer. No school, no homework, no assignments. Yesss!

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Graphics Calculators

If you have a child starting Year 9 High School you are likely to see “scientific calculator” in their stationery list. If they are still taking mathematics in Year 12, it will be “graphics calculator”. The graphics calculator will do anything the scientific one will do, plus a whole lot more.

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When Children Fail in School: Understanding Learned Helplessness

Learned helplessness is the belief that our own behaviour does not influence what happens next; that is, behaviour does not control outcomes or results.

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How can you help your early-primary child to master the basics?

To become proficient with both English and maths, there has to be an underlying foundation of basics permanently embedded in your child’s memory. While there will always be a need for figuring things out on the spot, your child can’t escape the need to rote-learn certain words and basic number facts.

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Back to School

A child that is mentally prepared, has all the right materials, and is supported by an organised parent from day one starts confidently!

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Apostrophes, and comma’s (spot the deliberate errors)

More than a hundred years ago, the great writer George Bernard Shaw refused to use apostrophes, however there’s still no sign of them going away.

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New School Year

Success for the new School Year

Most children begin the new school year with hope - either hope that this year will be as rewarding as the last or hope that things will be a bit better this time around.

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Spelling with meaning

Most children begin the new school year with hope - either hope that this year will be as rewarding as the last or hope that things will be a bit better this time around.

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Student Assessment Information

Many of you will have heard your child or teacher talk about assessments like asTTLe or PATs to name a few. Information you may find useful when looking at these tests or hearing about the results from your child:

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Children's books become a healing tool

Book-jacket designer Raquel Jaramillo never intended her first book to take a stand against school-yard bullying.

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