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BLACKFRIARS GIVING BOYS AND GIRLS A HEAD START ON THEIR EDUCATION

BLACKFRIARS GIVING BOYS AND GIRLS A HEAD START ON THEIR EDUCATION

Children at Blackfriars Priory School’s Early Learning Centre are benefitting from a vital head start to their school life. Blackfriars’ ELC is a key part of the Prospect school, offering boys and girls, aged from 3, a unique opportunity to access specialist staff and facilities in the areas of music, art, drama, physical education, ICT, languages and sciences.

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Benefits of STEM education for girls

Benefits of STEM education for girls

There are no gender specifications when it comes to STEM education. STEM education has many benefits for girls, from building confidence in their STEM skills and abilities, to developing problem-solving and thinking skills. The team at NumberWorks’n’Words Norwood/Unley have given us their top three benefits of STEM education for girls.

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Bilingual Education – French language: a passport to learning for Highgate School & Unley High School students

Bilingual Education – French language: a passport to learning for Highgate School & Unley High School students

Considering a bilingual education for your child opens international accessibility for further education and career pathways. Starting in 2017, Highgate Primary was the first local school to deliver the French Bilingual Binational Program (FBBP) with its unique harmonisation and integration with both Australian and French curriculums. We find out more about the program and how it benefits students!

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Discover Westminster School

Discover Westminster School

On Friday 10 September, families are welcomed to tour Westminster to discover their new facilities, the broad range of academic subject choices and co-curricular activities, as well as find out more about the School’s comprehensive student wellbeing programs.

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A Century of Inner City Childhood Education

A Century of Inner City Childhood Education

With a history spanning back to 1908, Grey Ward Children’s Centre has been educating and caring for South Australian children for well over a century, as the second Kindergarten ever to be established in Adelaide and still going strong. Today’s Grey Ward Children’s Centre is made up of families working in the Adelaide CBD and the children of the Grey Ward community go on to attend schools all over Adelaide.

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Lot Fourteen: Future Hub

Lot Fourteen: Future Hub

On the site of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital on North Terrace, there’s a big buzz around the new innovation precinct and we’re super interested to find out more! We’re wondering whether we can visit and whether it holds the key to creating the jobs of the future for the next generation. But first up, we want to know what an innovation precinct is. To find out, we chatted to Lot Fourteen’s State Project Lead Di Dixon to get the lowdown.

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Kid sized career ambitions: Space. The Final Frontier.

Kid sized career ambitions: Space. The Final Frontier.

What does your child dream of doing with their future? Are they good with their hands and think they might master a trade or passionate about making a difference? Maybe they’re entrepreneurial and you think they could work in a startup which invents a new piece of world-changing technology. Whatever their career ambitions, they can make them happen in space… and you can find out how at the Australian Space Discovery Centre!

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Jobs of the Future

Jobs of the Future

Wondering what exactly the jobs of the future are? Learn about the career paths of some of the inspiring young people who are studying, working and volunteering at Lot Fourteen every day! 

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Choosing the right school for your child

Choosing the right school for your child

Choosing a school for your child is a personal decision and it’s no wonder parents often worry about it. Which school is best for your child? That’s the Golden question. Madhavi Nawana Parker from Positive Minds Australia gives us some approaches you might like to consider to help make that big decision.

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BACKYARD CRITTERS: DISCOVERING A WORLD OF WONDER

BACKYARD CRITTERS: DISCOVERING A WORLD OF WONDER

Whether it’s giggling at the tickly legs of a slater, feeling the stickiness of a worm or quietly watching a bee pollinate a flower, the benefits for children’s sensory and emotional development are innumerable, making backyard critters a worthwhile investment in your time – and your family’s. The team from Nature Play SA give us some tips on how to uncover the world of backyard critters for your kiddos!

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Preparing kids for the next generation of work

Preparing kids for the next generation of work

Have you ever asked your child or another young person the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? The workforce is evolving quickly, and there’s every chance their response may be a position you’ve never heard of before! Make sure you’re not out of touch when it comes to the next generation—here are five pieces of career advice to impart.

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Getting “Brainy” About Childhood Development

Getting “Brainy” About Childhood Development

We’ve all had that moment. You hold up your darling little bubba, look deeply into their eyes and think, “What the heck is going on in there?!?” What’s happening in the brains of our children can sometimes feel like a complete puzzle. Adelaide University Neuroscientist (and Mum!) Lyndsey Collins-Praino sheds some light on the mystery for us!

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Help your child succeed by teaching them to fail

Help your child succeed by teaching them to fail

When it comes to children, our reflex is to shield them from failure. We’ll rush in to rescue, lower the bar or make up awards so that everyone gets a gold star. Kasey Edwards and Christopher Scanlon tell us how, by teaching them to fail, we can help our children succeed.

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The transition to high school

The transition to high school

Entering middle and high school is a big transition that occurs right when children are developing their own identity, experiencing social comparison, facing new experiences and getting overwhelmed by hormones and big feelings. It’s no wonder it can be a bumpy ride sometimes.

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Catholic Education: A choice worth making

Catholic Education: A choice worth making

In South Australia, families have a wide range of schooling options including a Catholic Education. Through commitment to educational excellence, Catholic schools provide quality learning in a Catholic context, from the early years through to year 12, instilling values that will last well beyond the schooling experience. We chat with Dr Neil McGoran from Catholic Schools SA about what makes a Catholic Education a choice worth making.

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Nature Play the new buzzword!

Nature Play the new buzzword!

Every time we give our children an opportunity to access nature, we’re improving their physical and emotional wellbeing. Importantly, we are also building our connections with each other. Nature Play SA give us their top tips for engaging children in nature.

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Keeping your kids safe in Cyberspace!

Keeping your kids safe in Cyberspace!

Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cyber Safety and was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people. Susan gives us the 10 things we need to teach our children about cyberspace.

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