literacy

By Amy Graham, Charles Darwin UniversityMany parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers often disagree. Teachers generally consider it more important for children to Read more

This week, The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results for 2018 were released. This global study of more than half a million 15-year-olds around the world measures the ability for students to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.Australia’s results are a cause for concern. Since we started participating in Read more

Receiving your child's mid-year school report can be quite nerve-wracking if you know they've had some challenges during the first half of the year.Regardless of their results, the important thing with any report or assessment is to:Look for the effort – this is what makes learning and progress possible. Find the strengths in the report, there will be areas working Read more

by Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager. As a parent it is entirely your decision as to how much or little information you divulge to your child’s teacher about the previous assessments and interventions you’ve undertaken with your child. We won’t go into the pros and cons for this at the moment – it takes trust to hand over all of this information and Read more

On the 11th June 2019, Learning Links will officially open a new Learning Centre at SOMA Wellness health hub in Gledswood Hills.From this new location, Learning Links professionals will provide services in schools and early childhood settings to help children who are falling behind due to learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia, high functioning autism, speech and language Read more

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 by David KinnaneWithout Google or Wikipedia, can you name all the members of the Jackson 5?Everyone knows Michael. Most of us over the age of 35 know Jermaine. After a bit of effort, some of us will remember Tito and Marlon. But there’s another one: the member I almost always forget at trivia nights.*Much the same happens when it comes to naming the five, Read more

* by Jackie FrenchThe ‘magic book’ Read more