Families supporting learning at home

Children learn, everywhere and from before birth. Families are the greatest influence on childrens' learning.

This page is designed to share ideas for supporting children's learning in all environments. We will be posting ideas, articles and videos which assist families to support "everywhere learning".

Keep watch on this space as it grows.

Time with your teen – make it count!

Your teenager benefits so much when you spend time with them. Even with busy schedules, you can turn a little bit of time together into a learning experience for your teen and builds relationships. Try these tips to get more out of your time with your teen.


Learning Potential

Learning Potential assists families to support their child's learning and development from high chair to high school. Learning Potential has lots of useful tips and ideas to utilise small opportunities in families busy days.


What dads can do at home to support learning

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5 tips to help get ready for school in the morning!

Getting your child ready for school in the morning can be stressful – school lunches, forgotten permission slips, packing schoolbags – but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 tips to help you and your child get a great start to the day!


Building your child's reading comprehension

The benefits of children reading are well documented, having the ability to understand and comprehend what is being read is even more valuable. This video provided to us from Hilltop Public School explores a set of comprehension strategies which readers can use to help decipher what they are reading.


What is my child learning at school?

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is an independent statutory authority that will improve the learning of all young Australians through world-class school curriculum, assessment and reporting.

For parents navigating through ACARA's webpage can be challenging. This infographic explains the most direct way for parents and carers to gather information on their child's learning at school.

Every day counts: school attendance

When your child goes to school every day they will achieve their best. So much learning occurs during the school - even if sometimes it isn't blatantly apparent. Here are some tips for helping your child turn up, achieve more and maintain a good attendance habit:


A guide for preparing for NAPLAN by Andrew Fuller

Renowned psychologist Andrew Fuller has put together some informative guides on preparing for NAPLAN and tests which families and students may find extremely valuable. It is vitally important to remember that it is only a snapshot of a moment in time and Andrew Fuller’s words may provide a point of reflection:

Let’s start by letting you know what NAPLAN is not. It is not a measure of how intelligent you are. It is not a measure of what you are capable of. Your results on NAPLAN don't effect if you pass the year or not. I could tell you as a psychologist that your results on NAPLAN aren't worth worrying about, but I’m not sure you are going to believe me. Read Andrews' article on Preparing for NAPLAN andPreparing for tests.

What's the best time of day to learn

There is no right or wrong time to study. It really depends on whether your child is a morning person or a night person, and what works best for their schedule. There are benefits to studying at either end of the day. Read more from the team at Learning Potential.


Building resilience in your child

It is well accepted that many of our childhood experiences stay with us throughout our lives. From the day we are born, our routine interactions influence the way we think and feel. They lay the groundwork for the identities we forge and the contributions we make. We begin to recognise our strengths and weaknesses, to celebrate our wins and regret our losses. We grow from some experiences and retreat following others. It is often said that the lessons we learn as children can set the scene for how we deal with life’s challenges as adults. Therefore, we should ask ourselves how we can better prepare our young people to achieve their very best. What can we do to help children in Australia foster their own sense of resilience?

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