Transforming Bodies and Minds – Your house as the playground

Dr Jane Williams and Dr Tessa Grigg In the past few years there have been lots of media articles warning us about the escalating numbers of children who are inactive, overweight and risk long-term health problems. Furthermore, children who are… Continue Reading >

How was school today?

As we send our children to school we trust learning is taking place, and it is. But how do we know? The conversations we have with our children are imperative to building partnerships between school and home, and connecting in… Continue Reading >

Difficult Decisions

Lately I have had a lot going on. And I’m noticing more now that the years are just flying by. One minute you’re a first time mum with your first newborn baby and next minute you’re a mum to 3 kids…. Continue Reading >

Are you a parent who needs help to relax?

As a mother, daughter, sister, friend and wife together with being a teacher for over 30 years, you could say maintaining a balance is a juggling act. You could probably join my club! So, what of my life balance between… Continue Reading >

The impact of ‘Reading Aloud’ to children

 from a teacher’s perspective  Written by Jennifer Rennie for Reading Out of Poverty Foundation.   ‘Reading Aloud’ is the road to being literate, construction of language for a child begins from a very early age and exposure is key. Children… Continue Reading >

How Can Children Enjoy the Holidays While Keeping School in Mind

With holidays around the corner teachers everywhere are excited to breathe, relax and take a break. Reports are written, half of the year is gone and the second half is already planned out. It’s an exciting time. Holidays mean family… Continue Reading >

Your First Parent-Teacher progress Interview?

It is your child’s first year of ‘big school’ and parent-teacher meetings are fast approaching.  You might not have the faintest idea, except to ask, ‘So, how is Sam going at school?’ It’s been ages since you’ve set foot in… Continue Reading >

Starting the day right – setting your child up for a successful day.

Have you ever thought about how the start of the day affects your child’s day at school? How we start our day really does set us up for how the rest of our day runs, which is why starting the… Continue Reading >

Protecting our children in a digital world

In today’s digital world, most people don’t think twice about documenting our children’s milestones on social media. From birth and right through school, parents are sharing every aspect of their family life with family and friends. And it’s not just… Continue Reading >

Useful hints for a healthier family-life balance.

As school routines, work and other commitments collide, the weeks seem to fly by. Most of us look forward to the end of the working week and for many, Friday represents a ‘finish line.’ Weekends are great because our routines… Continue Reading >