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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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Kumon: A Foundation for the Future

Kumon: A Foundation for the Future

As the largest after-school learning programme in the world, Kumon is more than just tutoring. It’s a partnership between parent, student and Kumon Instructor, to fully pursue each child’s individual potential and develop his or her ability to the maximum. We find out about how Kumon helps children develop their confidence, a daily study habit and a high level of mathematics and reading ability.

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Building happy, healthy and confident children in the water at Blue Dolphin Swim

Building happy, healthy and confident children in the water at Blue Dolphin Swim

After nearly 5 decades in this industry, extensive travel, study and experience, Lesley and Tara from Blue Dolphin Swim shout from the rooftops, ‘why wouldn’t you teach your children to swim!’ Your child’s aquatic education provides them with opportunities for fun, safety and aquatic independence they will appreciate for their lifetime – and may even save their life.

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Packing great lunchboxes the easy way!

Packing great lunchboxes the easy way!

When it comes to packing the over 2000 school lunches you’ll make for your child during their school journey, there are some ways you can make it simpler, yummier and more fun. Kylie from Kidgredients gives us her top tips to packing a great school lunchbox!

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The indivisible link between literacy and mathematics

The indivisible link between literacy and mathematics

In the last few weeks, ‘Maths Wars’ headlines have dominated the national educational conversation providing a new debate for educational leaders to weigh in on. Head of Junior School at Seymour College, Katharyn Cullen, talks us through the approach to Mathematics education at Seymour.

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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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