26 Oct 2015
Is Your Child Ready for School?

Starting school is a big step. It is the beginning of your child’s educational journey. In New South Wales, children are able to start kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they turn five on or before 31 July in that year.

But does this mean they are ready?

School readiness is about much more than age. It is about whether your child is emotionally and physically ready to face the challenges that come with starting school for the first time.

A difficult decision many parents face is whether to send their child to school or to hold them back, especially if their birthday falls towards the end of the year.

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09 Oct 2015
Making Friends with Phonics

As your child starts school for the first time, they will face a number of new opportunities and challenges. One key skill that they will develop is their reading ability. But learning to read for the first time can be a daunting task for both children and their parents. This is where “phonics” can help. Many parents of new readers will have heard about the connection between “phonics” and reading. But what are phonics? And why are they so important?

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