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TARYN BRUMFITT: Schools, we need action and it needs to be NOW

TARYN BRUMFITT: Schools, we need action and it needs to be NOW

As Taryn Brumfitt leads into the production of Embrace Kids, a feature-length documentary to increase body positivity aimed at children aged 8-12 years, she is turning her attention from international corporate speaking gigs to something near and dear to her heart, presenting at local South Australian schools. Here’s how your school can be involved.

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Montessori: A different way to learn

Montessori: A different way to learn

Placing your child into the care of someone else, in an environment other than your home, is an act of enormous importance that hinges entirely upon trust. You have to trust the people caring for your child, trust that the setting is safe, trust that your child will be nurtured and inspired. So, what does a parent do if they can’t find a place they trust? In Barbara Langford’s case, the answer was to create one herself. 

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The new literacy learning way at Seymour College

The new literacy learning way at Seymour College

Katharyn Cullen, Head of Junior School at Seymour College, believes in manifesting a love of words in our next generation. With a strong focus on – and belief in – the benefits of explicit literacy instruction, Katharyn’s enthusiasm and passion for promoting a love of language stems first and foremost from a sense of responsibility to our youngest learners, our children. We chat with Katharyn about her tips for improving literacy outcomes and what the Junior School model for education at Seymour looks like in the classroom.

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Echoes Montessori: A new concept in early childhood education & care

Echoes Montessori: A new concept in early childhood education & care

SA Montessori is incredibly proud to announce an innovative and inspiring new partnership with ECH, one of the largest integrated providers of retirement village accommodation and ageing care services in South Australia. Together they are building a pioneering project that will place early learning and retirement residences side-by-side.

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Taking her first steps into the Wilderness

Taking her first steps into the Wilderness

It’s no secret that the early years of your child’s life are fundamentally important for building the foundations of their future development. Wilderness School believes in providing the highest quality early childhood program which honours and celebrates the unique qualities of each girl, every step of the way. We found out more about the early learning philosophy at Wilderness School.

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Teaching our children empathy

Teaching our children empathy

How to teach our children empathy: Some find empathy natural and others need a helping hand. The good news is, empathy is teachable and learnable. Like with all social and emotional intelligence skills, the earlier you start, the better. Madhavi Nawana Parker from Positive Minds Australia gives us her 5 favourite strategies to help young people become ’empathy aware’.

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Raising girls who like themselves

Raising girls who like themselves

Raising Girls Who Like Themselves details the seven qualities that enable girls to thrive and arm themselves against a world that tells them they are flawed. Packed with practical, evidence-based advice, it is the indispensable guide to raising a girl who is happy and confident in herself. We chatted authors, Kasey and Chris, on KIDDO chats about these qualities and how we can work to instil them in our own daughters, so they too will grow up liking themselves. You can listen to the full episode on your podcast app (this is a must-listen for parents of girls!), but we’ve rounded up just a small excerpt of their invaluable insights to get you started!

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Education tailor-made for boys: Why a boys’ school?

Education tailor-made for boys: Why a boys’ school?

If you’re a parent looking into private schooling options, you might be wondering about the value of a single gender education environment. We’ve worked with the team at Blackfriars to look at the way, as a school for boys, they focus on learning that addresses not only how to excel in academics, but also how our boys can grow into young men of character – with integrity and empathy.

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Playing to learn at St Mary’s College

Playing to learn at St Mary’s College

St Mary’s College Adelaide is leading the way with their play-based, inquiry learning approach, starting with the building blocks, quite literally, for the absolute youngest in the St Mary’s community.

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SLEEP & STARTING SCHOOL

SLEEP & STARTING SCHOOL

RESETTING THE BODY CLOCKS OF YOUR KIDDOS: If the summer holidays has resulted in a slip towards later bedtimes and morning sleep ins, now is the time to start adjusting in preparation for school next week!

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The Tutor Doctor difference

The Tutor Doctor difference

Tutor Doctor is a one-to-one, in home and online tutoring company that works with students of all age groups, across all subject matter. Find out more about how Tutor Doctor can uncover your child’s unique way of learning.

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Shining Soles Toddler Music & Movement Program

Shining Soles Toddler Music & Movement Program

Launching in Precious Cargo Centres across Adelaide in 2021, Shining Soles is a brand new mobile music, movement and mindfulness program for children aged 2-5 years, designed to integrate music and movement with early literacy and learning! 

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What is STEM?

What is STEM?

We hear a lot about STEM. It’s an area that, every year, educators are increasingly focused on when looking for more effective and meaningful ways to connect with and engage students. But what does STEM mean exactly? And what does it look like in a Primary School environment? We chat with Deborah Hansen, the Numeracy and STEM Coach at St Raphael’s School about what STEM means, why it’s important for our kids, and some common approaches for STEM education in the classroom.

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