The benefits of sending your child to childcare

By Dr Kaylene Henderson   The decision about whether to send your child to childcare is often accompanied by a wave of mixed emotions – nervousness, relief and that all-familiar guilt, just to name a few. After all, you’re planning… Continue Reading >

Engaging Children in Plastic-Free Education

Plastic Free July inspires people to be part of the solution to reducing plastic pollution. This annual event is a great opportunity to engage young children in exploring the topic and join with their community to create momentum and tackle… Continue Reading >

School Readiness

Choosing a school is one of the biggest decisions parents make for their children in their formative years. Coupled with this decision is parents’ understanding their children’s readiness for the challenges and rigour of primary school. In recent years more… Continue Reading >

5 Ways to Pack Extra Nutrients into Your Child’s Lunchbox

Kids spend a lot of time at school, so lunchboxes make up an important part of their overall diet and can be a great opportunity to get some extra nutrients into their day. A healthy balanced lunch not only gives… Continue Reading >

How to Encourage a Growth Mindset at School and at Home

The word “YET” can be very powerful to help our children and students to develop a growth mindset, which will help them towards achieving their goals and foster success. A growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset will help… Continue Reading >

Tips to get the kids off screens this Easter Holidays

By Melissa MacDonald creator of Zipboom Educational Toys   Many parents will agree that there is more time being dedicated to learning on screens at school, so holidays can often be challenging to try and set limits on the amount… 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 >

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 >

Childhood Stress and Anxiety Management

School can be a slog – there’s no doubt about that. It’s a place where great memories and lifelong friendships are forged, both inside and outside the classroom, but it has its fair share of natural negativity too with the… Continue Reading >

Why teachers and kids should be moving, breathing and doing mindfulness activities during the school day.

There’s no denying it, it’s pretty challenging to be a kid these days. With the onslaught of social media and it’s distractions, temptations and tendency to overstimulate young brains, as well as peer and school pressure, it’s no wonder that… Continue Reading >