Families supporting learning at home

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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. 

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 dads can do at home to support learning

You may not realise it, but as a father you have a profound impact on your children’s learning and development. Click on the image below to read more...

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What is my child learning at school?

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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. 

Learning Potential

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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.

A guide for preparing for NAPLAN by Andrew Fuller

Andrew_fuller.jpgRenowned 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 and Preparing for tests.