School articles
Building a relationship with your child’s school
Building a relationship with your child’s school
Building and maintaining a good parent-school relationship is a great way to support your child’s education. And it’s never too late to start. Here’s how.
Choosing a school for your child
Choosing a school for your child
Sometimes choosing a school for your child is easy – the school closest to home is the right one. But it can be more complicated. This article can help you.
Homework
Homework
Homework can have benefits, especially for older children and teenagers. Read about homework pros and cons and how to make the most of homework.
Moving schools
Moving schools
Children sometimes have to move primary or high schools. Although moving schools can be challenging, you can make it easier for your child. Here’s how.
Parent-teacher interviews: primary school
Parent-teacher interviews: primary school
Primary school parent-teacher interviews are a great chance to check on your child’s progress. Here’s how to get the most out of parent-teacher interviews.
School selection: practical steps
School selection: practical steps
Choosing a school for your child can be straightforward or tricky. Our practical checklist and FAQs help you make the right decision for your family.
Talking about school
Talking about school
‘How was school today?’ ‘OK.’ Every afternoon, parents across Australia get the same one-word answer. Here are ideas to get your child talking about school.
Starting school: enrolling and preparing your child
Starting school: enrolling and preparing your child
Starting school is a big step for your child – and for you too. Get practical tips for preparing your child for this new phase in her life.
Going to school: practical tips
Going to school: practical tips
Is your child going to school for the first time? Read this guide for practical tips on school drop-offs and pick-ups, uniforms, lunches, safety and more.
Morning routine for school: tips
Morning routine for school: tips
A predictable morning routine for school can help kids arrive at school ready to make the most of the first few hours of the day. Here are tips to help.
Gifted and talented children: child care to school
Gifted and talented children: child care to school
The key to a successful experience for your gifted and talented child at child care, preschool and school is good communication with teachers. Get tips.
Gifted and talented programs and other supports
Gifted and talented programs and other supports
A gifted and talented program can help to meet your child’s learning needs. Get ideas and contacts for state and territory gifted and talented programs.