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Read, read, read! Why? Watch the tenth and final video in our Cairns Catholic Education, Reading & Numeracy Series.
What are your children’s favourite books? Children speak about their favourite books to read and why.
What are your children’s favourite books? Parents and grandparents speak about their children’s favourite books to read together.
From a parents point of view, reading is extremely important to form a connection with your children. Reading is always one activity you can sit down and do together. ?
For children to succeed in mathematics, it’s important they understand the why and how of maths rather than relying on rote learning. Research shows that when maths is relevant to our lives, the learning will be more meaningful.
Disability Standards for Education A practical guide for individuals, families and communities Courtesy of the University of Canberra. resource.dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au
How much talking occurs in your family? And how much of that talking involves your children, either directly or listening in? Research tells us that until children learn to read, most of what they know is learnt from hearing other people talk, usually in their family setting. Want to know more? Watch the fifth video[…]
Developing skills and passion for reading at an early age is critical to a child’s development. How we achieve that is not rocket science – we can all do it!
When a child is learning to read it is important not to interrupt, unless it is really necessary. Constantly interrupting can disrupt your child’s efforts to understand what they are reading so that the meaning is lost. It can take the fun out of reading and reduce your child’s confidence. Want to know more? Watch[…]
We warm up when we get out of bed in the morning and we warm up before exercise or sport. So why not warm up before reading? Want to know more? Watch the second video in our Cairns Catholic Education, Reading & Numeracy Series – Warm-up for reading.
Research shows that more than any other subject or skill, our children’s futures are all but determined by how well they learn to read. Want to know more? Watch the first video in our Cairns Catholic Education, Reading & Numeracy Series – Reading with your child.
The Safeguarding Children’s Conference on April 28 is an annual event organised by the Professional Standards Office as part of the Cairns Diocese’s ongoing commitment to protecting all children. The Professional Standards Office has staff who are trained to deal with and respond to student protection matters, allegations of staff misconduct and parent complaints. The[…]
Ms Sheree Limbrick, head of the Catholic Church’s new safeguarding body, has told more than 85 members of the Toowoomba diocese’s clergy, religious and lay leadership that protecting children from danger in Church environments must be at the very centre of the Church’s mission. “If the safety of children and other vulnerable people is not[…]
Good nutrition aids both learning and positive behaviour. Our Prep teachers offer their advice on what to pack in your Preppy’s lunch box. Hint… fresh is best, packaged and processed – not so good.
Queensland Parents for People with a Disability (QPPD) has produced this booklet to help parents access an inclusive education for their son or daughter, and then make it work for their child. The booklet draws on the findings from research, the thinking of experts on inclusive education, as well as the voices of parents drawing[…]
What level of talking and listening skills should your pre-Prep child have? Our speech pathologists have some advice on what to look out for. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t tick all the boxes but if you have concerns early intervention is recommended.
Reading with your pre-Prep child every day is a great way to develop their talking and listening skills. Our speech pathologists have some great tips on how to read every day – books, street signs, even the sides of buses!
We are pleased to announce the following Key Note Speakers for the upcoming 4th National Diocesan System School Improvement Colloquium. Guest Speakers Father Frank Brennan AO Jesuit priest Fr Frank Brennan is chief executive officer of Catholic Social Services Australia – the Catholic Church’s peak body for social services in Australia. Fr Frank has been[…]
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