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.
Cairns School’s Cuddly Christmas Gift
Talking and listening skills what to expect
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 […]
This seven minute film looks at a structured but informal process that can be adapted by schools to stimulate ongoing parent engagement – why parent engagement matters and how it can be organised to be an ongoing part of the school’s engagement with its parent community. (Link courtesy of the Catholic Education Office, Melbourne).
A conversation with Dr Ian Lillico
Have you ever noticed that in most takeaway food outlets, the girls are doing the customer service at the front counter and the boys are out the back flipping burgers? Why is that? Leading educator and chief executive of the Boys Forward Institute Ian Lillico was recently in Cairns to talk about how we might […]
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’.