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By Renee Irving-Lee, Children's Book Author  © Learning Links   Many parents are no strangers to the dreaded after school meltdown.  The temper tantrums, fighting, uncontrollable crying, emotional exhaustion, refusal to follow directions, and physical outbursts that follow a hectic school day can be exhausting for everyone involved.  This Read more

You’ve worked hard all year trying to keep all the balls in the air. Your child is exhausted from another year at school. Then school reports come home and…you feel like you’re having to start again! School reports provide an overall summary of how your child has performed throughout the year and how they compare to their peers. It is important to read the guide from your school to Read more

When NAPLAN results are sent home from schools across Australia, there may be celebrations in your home or some cause for concern. There have been reports around dropping and stagnant national standards in literacy and numeracy and no doubt this will continue, but for now your focus is just on the envelope from school your child has brought home. Overall Results Read more

Through the generous support of Ingleburn RSL Club, 28 students from Ingleburn Public School have been supported by a Learning Links Speech Therapist this year. The Therapy in Schools Program has supported a range of areas, Read more

This article by Rick Lavoie was written with the American school system in mind. Despite the cultural differences, he makes some interesting observations about relationships between parents and teachers. Rick talks about the years he has spent working with parents and drawing on this experience, the article does highlight areas where teachers in his view could improve. Learning Links employs many Read more

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Getting your child reading for 'big school' How can parents make the transition easier? The transition to ‘big’ school is one of the major challenges children have to face in the early childhood years. It is a time of stress and anxiety as well as excitement and enjoyment. For parents this transition may also cause some anxious moments as another adult becomes Read more

Dyslexia is one of the most common reading and literacy learning difficulty and yet it presents so many questions, primarily what is dyslexia? We have attempted to answer the most common questions, and squash the myths, Read more

The NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy & Numeracy) is held each year during May for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Students take part in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation) and Numeracy tests over the course of three days. NAPLAN can be a useful tool in determining whether your child may need help in aspects of their schooling. It Read more