Teachers work very hard to help students become competent with mathematics so that they have the skills to progress through the curriculum. We know that within the classroom students have a range of abilities and are at different stages of their skills development journey. If students do not have a strong grasp of the basics in mathematics, it is very hard for them to follow the set curriculum Read more

Have you ever asked a student to read something in class only to then ask them about it, and be met with a blank expression? As teachers, we might be left wondering why this is, particularly when our students sound like they’re reading.  But as it turns out, there’s a lot more to reading than just sounding out the words.  Reading comprehension involves students engaging in a lot of Read more

If you are new to navigating the NDIS, it can be confusing. There are lots of different things to consider. We have created a practical guide that answers the most common questions about the scheme and supports your understanding and confidence in knowing how to apply for the NDIS.   What is the NDIS? The NDIS is the Australian National Disability Insurance Read more

Starting preschool, kindergarten or a new primary school is a very exciting time but it can cause anxiety for some children. Separation anxiety is very common at these junctures, especially when children haven’t yet been apart from their parents for long stretches of time during the day. The signs of separation anxiety Be aware that some level of anxiety is Read more

Some children bask in the uninterrupted reading time that the summer holidays allows, while others celebrate the end of the school year - and enforced reading requirements - with glee. However, it’s important for children to continue reading over the summer school holidays in order to maintain Read more

Mental health concerns in young and teenage children have increased. According to the government service, Health Direct, studies show that about 1 in 7 children and adolescents in Australia aged 4-17 have recently experienced a mental health concern such as Read more

Did you know that Dyslexia affects between 10-20 per cent of the Australian population? With this statistic in mind, it’s likely that every teacher supports at least one student in their classroom who struggles to read because of this specific learning disability. Reading is one of the first skills that Read more

Transitioning from preschool to ‘big’ school is an important milestone for any child, as well as for the whole family. Starting school is a time of excitement and enjoyment, but for some it can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety. As parents or carers, this transition can cause mixed feelings as another adult takes on a primary care role for your child, and your child takes another important Read more