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.
What’s in your Preppy’s lunch box?
Talking and listening skills what to expect
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 child
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!
Anne Henderson – Successful Partnerships
This 20 minute video of Anne Henderson from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Washington DC, discusses parent engagement with a group of Catholic educators and parents in Melbourne. While the evidence in favour of parent engagement is compelling, many schools struggle with how to do it effectively. This video is a useful starting point […]
Stay or go?
That’s the big question for parents accompanying their children to their first day of Prep. Our Prep teachers provide some good advice on how to handle a sometimes emotional separation. Big tip: Our children adjust a lot easier than we think.
Who’s Most Nervous on Day One
Who is the most nervous on the first day of school for Preppies – the children, their parents, or the teachers? We ask some teachers and parents about their experience on the first day of school.
Talking to your teacher
Prep teachers love having a chat to parents. But there are a couple of tips about how to get the best value out of contacting your child’s teacher. Our Prep teachers offer some good advice.
Language Lessons Every Day
When you are four or five years old, learning language is an everyday experience. Cairns Catholic Education’s speech pathologists provide some tips on helping your child to develop his or her language skills in readiness for Prep. Learn how to ‘seize the moment’.
Getting ready for the first day of Prep
How to get ready for the first day of Prep. Our Prep teachers and parents share some experiences and insights. With a little bit of planning the first day of Prep can be a smooth and easy transition – at least for the children!