Education

St Ambrose's Primary School in Brisbane

At St Ambrose's, they are committed to excellence in learning and teaching while nurturing the holistic growth of their students within a vibrant community.Their approach to education is underpinned by their Habits of... Read More


Gan Gani Community Kindergarten Review

Imagine uninterrupted imaginative play and investigation in a natural landscape of shady climbing trees, digging dirt patches and vegetable gardens, with free ranging chickens and ducks, and horses grazing over the fence. That is how the children of Gan Gani Community Kindergarten play and learn every day. Gan Gani Community Kindergarten in Fig Tree Pocket …

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Hendra State School at Hendra Review

Hendra State School is a small school located just minutes from the Brisbane Airport and approximately 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD. In 2014 Hendra SS celebrated 150 years of service to the community of Hendra. Currently the school operates three multi age classrooms and has a total of 65 students attending. Hendra State School is …

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Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre Review

Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre (MPC) is a not for profit community kindergarten, affiliated with The Gowrie. With options for 2 or 3 days per week, Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre operates from 7.30am to 5.30pm through our Before and After Kindy Care program. Mitchelton Pre-Schooling Centre offers kindy programs for children between 3 to 5 years which includes …

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Sparrow Early Learning Brighton

Sparrow Early Learning Brighton has been a part of the Brighton community for more than 24 years. The centre provides high quality programs which focus on the children’s interests and abilities. They cater for children aged 6 weeks to school age, and have a Kindergarten program on site with a qualified Early Childhood Teacher. Sparrow …

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Cross Country Kids Child Care

The Cross Country Kids Child Care centre is a purpose-built service licensed for 75 children each day across 5 rooms.  It is a family owned childcare centre situated north-west of Brisbane in beautiful Mount Samson.  The centre is located next door to a state school and a music school.  Cross Country Kids Child Care at …

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Day One Early Learning Centre Victoria Point

Day One Early Learning Centre – Victoria Point Campus is a long day care centre open 7:00am-6:00pm. Families attending the centre come from the surrounding suburbs of Victoria Point, Redland Bay, Thornlands and beyond. Day One Early Learning Centres know that the decision to place your child in the care of others is a big …

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Day One Early Learning Centre Dakabin

Day One Early Learning Centre – Dakabin Campus is a long day care centre and was the very first Day One Early learning Centre in Brisbane, established in 2014. Families attending the centre come from the surrounding suburbs of Dakabin, Kallangur, Mango Hill, North Lakes, Narangba and beyond.  Day One Early Learning Centre Dakabin is …

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Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre

Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre is nestled in the suburban area of Stones Corner. The centre is open 7am-6pm, 52 weeks per year, and is only closed on gazetted public holidays.  The staff at Stones Corner Children’s Development Centre aim to provide all children and families with an atmosphere that is warm, welcoming, nurturing and …

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Karana Downs Child Care Centre

The Karana Downs Child Care centre is located in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane. The service has been part of the local community since the early 1990’s when it was the ASOKA International Kindergarten/Preschool. The building was renovated to become a long day care service in 2009 and Karana Downs Child Care recently become part …

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Kids Plus Childcare Centre Coolum

Kids Plus Childcare Centre Coolum is open 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday. The centre is located in Coolum Beach adjacent to Coolum Beach Primary School, where the majority of the centre’s children transition over to at the end of the Kindergarten year. At Kids Plus Childcare Centre Coolum healthy, nutritious food is supplied. The food is …

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Browns Plains Village Square Childcare Centre

Browns Plains Village Square Childcare Centre opened their doors in 2009 and has established a tightly knit community under its roof.  The centre is located in the heart of Browns Plains and services the areas of Browns Plains, Heritage Park, Regents Park, Crestmead, Calamvale, Hillcrest, Boronia Heights, Forestdale and surrounds. Browns Plains Village Square Childcare …

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Bray Park Child Care Centre

The Bray Park Child Care Centre has been open for six years this March and has a team of dedicated, long term educators. The centre’s educators have many years of industry knowledge between them and are passionate about caring for each and every child’s education and care.  Approximately 90% of the centre’s educators are Diploma …

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Sparrow Early Learning Sandstone Point

Sparrow Early Learning Sandstone Point is a reasonably new service in the Sandstone Point community providing care and education to children aged 6 weeks to 6 years from the Bribie Island community right through to the Caboolture region.  The establishment of the service’s new purpose built centre has facilitated a unique and innovative early learning …

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Sparrow Early Learning Victoria Point

Sparrow Early Learning Victoria Point is a 75 place (5 room) service that caters for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. There is a large car park at the front of the centre and easy access into the building. Sparrow Early Learning Victoria Point is open 6:30am- 6:30pm Monday to Friday excluding …

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Arrowsmith program for children with learning difficulties comes to Brisbane

A learning program which promises to improve a range of specific learning difficulties, is now available in a number of locations in South East Queensland. Based on the application of neuroscience research, the Arrowsmith program’s premise is that it’s possible to address learning difficulties by identifying and strengthening cognitive capacities. What is the Arrowsmith program? …

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How to choose a good primary school in Brisbane

The New Year is the time when most people start thinking about future plans. If you have children, one of those plans might be to start thinking about school choices. But how to choose a good primary school in Brisbane? Where do you start? What do you look for? It’s a question most parents ask …

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How to choose a good high school in Brisbane

Choosing the right high school for your children is one of life’s most important decisions – if we get it right, all the stars align and everyone is happy. If we get it wrong, it’s time to regroup, make changes, and start over, all of which takes time and money. Readers often ask us for …

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Specialised Vacation Care and Ruby & Ollie’s All Abilities Childcare

Ruby & Ollie’s pride themselves on the service and environment they have created for families. This service comes from the experience of the staff in supporting their own children who have additional needs, which helps them to understand what parents and caregivers are seeking for their children. Specialised care for families to meet all abilities …

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West Chermside C&K Pre-Prep – A nurturing and caring kindy

Kindergarten, or pre-prep, is a special time in the life of any child – a time of making friendships, discovering the world around them, learning through play and creating. The staff at West Chermside C&K Pre-Prep have been nurturing and educating local children (aged between 3 ½ and 4 ½ years) for almost 50 years. Offering a play-based curriculum …

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James An College in Brisbane – A place for academic excellence

The James An College provides tuition for students in Sunnybank, Brisbane, to help them achieve their academic best. While many tuition companies are aimed at helping struggling students, the James An College targets students that are already doing well at school, and provides a learning environment where they can extend themselves and better their results. …

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Primary School for Children with Autism in Brisbane | The Sycamore School Review

The Sycamore School is Queensland’s first full-time primary school for children with autism. Established by Queensland parents, The Sycamore School provides autism friendly learning, a spectrum of choice, and a place that celebrates children on the spectrum. The Sycamore School provides an opportunity to enhance the futures of students with autism through academic, social, emotional, …

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Childcare Centre Set Amongst Parkland in Brisbane’s North | Taigum Child Educare Centre

Taigum Child Educare Centre is set in amongst parkland at Taigum, on Brisbane’s north-side. It offers large environments; both indoors and outdoors. The centre consists of 10 rooms that cater for children between the ages of 6weeks to school age, including two funded kindergarten program groups with Early Childhood teachers that are highly experienced. Taigum …

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Wellbeing and distractions the top barriers to educational success

If your child is struggling to manage stress and digital distractions when it comes to their education, they are not alone, according to the recently released ASG Parents Report Card. Written and analysed by professors from the Faculty of Education at Monash University, the report investigated the state of education in Australia from the parents’ …

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Should I Ban ‘Gaming’ Screen Time During the Week

My 7 year old is a technology addict. He loves playing IPAD, computers, watching YouTube tutorials and, if left with no other option, my phone. Family life has become a constant negotiation about technology use, and it is a negotiation that rarely ends well. This is the story of how I banned technology (for the …

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Hubbard’s School in Brisbane Review

Hubbard’s School is an independent co-educational institution located in Miltons’ Business Precinct that offers a more intensive, but less formal way for students to complete Years 11 and 12. Hubbard’s School prides itself on offering a quality alternative to mainstream schooling that aims to prepare young people for success at tertiary level with a strong academic …

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Ways to Help Prepare and Excite Your Child For Starting School

This article was sponsored by Hippo Blue You know the saying, don’t you?  The days are long but the years are short.   It’s one I love to quote, mostly because it seems the older both I, and my children, get the more this rings so very, very true.  And never more so it would seem …

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Samford Valley Steiner School Review

Samford Valley Steiner School is a pre-prep to Year 12, coeducational independent school located on 20 acres of lush bushland in Samford Valley. The School was established in 1987 and uses curriculum based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. The basis of Steiner education is the philosophy that child development has three key aspects; thinking, feeling …

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Nurture a sense of curiosity and discovery in your child with Guardian Early Learning Group

Guardian Early Learning Group is Australia’s leading integrated early learning group. Each Guardian centre is encapsulated by a nurturing and stimulating environment for babies and children aged between six weeks to six years. Their facilities inspire a sense of curiosity for adventure and discovery, guided by a expertly developed curriculum and highly trained educators. The …

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Marlene Moore Schools Network Review

Marlene Moore Schools Network consists of four separately registered Non State Schools accredited within Edmund Rice Education Australia – Youth+. The Schools provide a flexible and diverse curriculum to over 450 students aged between 14 and 25 years old. Each Flexible Learning Centre (FLC) aims to meet the needs of young people who have disengaged …

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Holy Family Primary School at Indooroopilly Review

Holy Family School is nestled in the Eastern side of Indooroopilly, approximately 6 km from the Brisbane CBD. Opened in 1927 by the Brigidine Sisters with the motto of ‘Strength and Gentleness’, the school very much embraces this motto today in the everyday life of the school. Holy Family School is a Catholic Parish school …

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What Is The Difference Between Kindy and Daycare

In the year before kids are due to start full-time school, the Australian Government ensures that all children have access to a quality early childhood education program. Whether you choose to enrol your child in such a program is entirely optional, yet it is widely believed that participating in a quality preschool program will help …

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Family day care in Brisbane

One of the most important tasks as a parent of young Brisbane kids is to find a trusted carer or service to look after your children when you need to work or study. Family day care is one option available, with over 1000 providers in Brisbane alone. What is family day care? Family day care …

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Free vision screening for all Brisbane Prep students

Every Prep student in Queensland will have their vision screened under the new Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program, which was launched in Brisbane last month. The program aims to detect any vision conditions early, including amblyopia (or a ‘lazy eye’) which affects about 1 in every 50 Australian children. If left untreated, amblyopia can …

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Xavier Flexi Schools Network Review

Xavier Flexi Schools Network consists of five separately registered Non State Schools that provide a flexible and diverse curriculum to over 500 students aged between 12 and 20. Known as Flexible Learning Centres (FLC’s), the aim of the FLC’s is to meet the needs of young people who have disengaged from mainstream education. Through building …

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Pine Rivers Kindergarten | Kallangur

Pine Rivers Kindergarten is located in Kallangur, north Brisbane, and welcomes all children from their local area, including Kallangur, North Lakes, Griffin, Petrie, Mango Hill, Kurwongbah and surrounds. Pine Rivers Kindergarten is a not for profit community-based association, with all profits reinvested back into the centre to benefit the children. This association and its assets …

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Recipe for a Fun Incursion | Laser Tag in a Box

A Turnkey Activity for Vacation Care Programs Preparation Time: 10 -15 minutes Game Time: Play as long as you like (batteries last around 16 hours, so you can literally play from dawn to dusk) Size: Suits groups of 10 or more students Difficulty: Easy Ingredients: 10+ Laser Tag Phasers from Laser Tag in a Box …

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Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus Review

Opened in January 2007, Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus (QACI) is one of Queensland Academies co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12. QACI was created to bridge high school and tertiary study using an innovative educational program that maximises high achieving students potential while focusing on their preferred academic pathway. Subjects at QACI …

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Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus Review

Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus (QASMT) is one of three Queensland Academies co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12.  Established to bridge high school and tertiary study, QASMT allows students with an interest in fields related to Science, Mathematics and Technology to develop their skills through an innovative educational program. Students at …

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Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus Review

Queensland Academies Health Sciences Campus (QAHS) is one of Queensland Academies co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12. QAHS aims is to bridge high school and tertiary study allowing students with an interest in fields related to Health Sciences to develop their skills through an innovative educational program. Students at QAHS study …

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Queensland Academies Review

Queensland Academies (QA) are co-educational selective entry independent state schools for Years 10 to 12. Launched in 2007, this innovative educational program bridges high school and tertiary study while maximising high achieving students potential. There are three Queensland Academies campuses, each specialising in a different field. The Queensland Academies Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus is located in Toowong …

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Silkwood School Review

Silkwood School is a private co-educational school for Prep to Year 12. Surrounded by the lush bushland of the Gold Coast Hinterland, Silkwood offers a progressive alternative to traditional schooling. The School has developed The Silkwood Way – an innovative educational program that focuses on individual learning plans using student interest, contemporary learning styles and the …

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Munro Street Early Learning Centre Gala Day

The recently renovated Munro Street Early Learning Centre at Auchenflower is hosting a gala day on Saturday 2nd July from 10 am until 2 pm. All families are welcome to tour this unique and innovative child care centre, which is ideally located for parents living in the Auchenflower area, or for parents who pass through Auchenflower on …

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Brisbane Independent School Review

The Brisbane Independent School (BIS) is a progressive coeducational primary school for Prep to Year 6. Situated in Pullenvale, the School has been preparing children for life-long learning for over forty years by not only delivering the QSA curriculum, but also incorporating contemporary educational principles and providing opportunities for individualised study. This unique and dynamic school …

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All Saints Parish Primary School at Albany Creek Review

Situated north of Brisbane in the Moreton Bay Regional Council, All Saints Parish Primary School at Albany Creek offers a welcoming and supportive school community focused on the holistic development of its students. All Saints School is a Catholic primary school, which caters for children from Prep to Year 6 and is a bustling community …

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Aviation High School Review

Aviation High School is an independent public high school that was established in 2007 to provide direct pathways for students seeking careers in the aviation and aerospace industries in Queensland. The Senior School curriculum at Aviation High School is supported by the School of Excellence in Aerospace and Aviation and provides wonderful opportunities for students. …

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Stuartholme School Review

Stuartholme School is an independent Catholic secondary school for girls in Years 7 to 12. It is both a day school and a boarding school. Located in Toowong, Stuartholme School is just six kilometres from Brisbane CBD, yet its setting on 21 hectares of natural beauty in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha make it an …

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C&K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten

C&K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten is the proud recipient of C&K’s ‘Innovation in Inclusive Practices’ award. The service also received C&K’s overall award for ‘Excellence in Early Childhood Education and Care.’ The Department of Education & Training rated the service as “Exceeding National Quality Standard” in 2015. The Setting C&K Coorparoo Community Kindergarten is set in …

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Saving Our Waterways and Wildlife | Tangalooma EcoMarines

From fish and sea birds to rays and whales, our bays are teeming with amazing marine life. Where else can you witness baby turtles as they hatch from their nests and paddle down to the ocean, see a pod of dolphins surfing waves off the headland, and experience the joy of a humpback whale breeching …

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LinkSprite Kits | A Complete Kit for Students of all ages to learn about the ‘Internet of Things’

LinkSprite kits provide an amazing introduction to electronics and software programming for students of all ages. These kits make it not only possible, but EXCITING to learn code for all skill levels – from absolute beginner, to those who already have a sound knowledge of coding. LinkSprite Scratch Linker Kits The idea behind a LinkSprite …

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What Is Happening With School Facebook Groups?

Social media is playing an increasingly large role in modern society, and the vast majority of the school community uses some form of social media in their everyday life, for connecting with people, keeping in touch and sharing information. With Facebook being one of the most commonly used social media tools, it is a logical …

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Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten in Stafford

From the moment you walk through the gates of Emily Foord Memorial Kindergarten, it feels special.  The grounds are straight from a movie set – set amongst beautiful trees are a huge wooden fort, digging patch, water play area, wide open spaces to run and play, a tyre swing, an enchanted fairy garden and more.  …

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Forest Schools in Queensland

Ditching the classroom for the great outdoors is the stuff dreams are made of when you’re a kid and possible with Forest Schools in Queensland soon to be a reality. Thanks to a partnership between Nature Play QLD and the UK’s Forest School Learning Initiative (FSLI), our Brisbane kids are one step closer to making …

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My Minder | Minding the nest for busy parents

My Minder is a service provider supporting busy families wishing to use the services of a Nanny, Au pair or Post Natal Specialist. Based in Clayfield, they also service all areas of Brisbane and its surrounds. My Minder is passionate about providing flexible childcare solutions for their clients, as they live by their core values …

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How Childcare Works in Brisbane

Whether you need care for your child due to work, study or other commitments, or you wish to give your child an opportunity to socialise with other kids and learn new things, childcare is an invaluable service for families. With anything from occasional or casual care services to long day care, there are great childcare …

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6 Helpful ways to help kids with autism be ready for the first day of school

Day one of school can be chaos – there are suddenly no clean socks to be found, the zipper is broken on the brand new backpack, and someone is playing hide-and-seek with the car keys. Among all this, the first day of school is full of what I like to call NDEs: New and Different …

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How To Explain Easter to Kids

With Easter egg hunts, a bunny mascot and chocolate aplenty, it’s easy to see why Easter is an exciting time for kids! Yet how many of them actually know why we celebrate Easter or where our Easter traditions come from? These fun facts should help you discover how to explain Easter to Kids! 1.    The …

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How Do I Tell Which Is A Good Brisbane School?

Choosing a school for your Brisbane Kids will be one of the biggest life decisions you make for them, dictating their future friendships, early education experiences and ultimately playing a major part in their life direction. So how do you make a choice that you will be happy with. How do you do due diligence in …

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Pullenvale State School

Pullenvale lies within a small, shallow valley bound by an arc of rocky hills peaking at Mt Elphinstone. The school is situated on land with a strong rural history. This is reflected in the Pullenvale State School community today with chickens, vegetable gardens and other rural activities commonplace around the school. The school believes it …

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Little Gems Child Care & Early Learning Centre | Albany Creek

Little Gems Child Care & Early Learning Centre is located in Albany Creek, behind the Radius Medical Centre, on the corner of Old Northern and Keong Roads. Operation hours are 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, closed only for Public Holidays. About Little Gems Child Care The Service has eight rooms which promotes a spacious, …

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Nundah State School | Celebrating 150 years

Nundah State School turns 150 years old in 2015! To celebrate the school’s birthday, Nundah State School is hosting a Birthday Bash & Spring Fair on Sunday 18th October from 11am to 4pm, at the school grounds on Bage Street, Nundah. There will be loads of awesome rides, a Sideshow Alley, Animal Farm, Face Painting, …

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Brisbane State High School Review

Brisbane State High School, commonly referred to as State High, was established in 1921 and was the first state secondary school established in Brisbane. The school initially resided in the Normal School building on the corner of Adelaide and Edward Streets in the city, before moving to the current South Brisbane location in 1925. The …

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Geebung State School | Geebung

Geebung State School is a small school with a great community spirit situated 11km from the heart of Brisbane. The school’s moral purpose is ‘Each and every member of our school community, believes that each and every student can and will achieve’. Your child’s education is progressed through the partnership between our passionate and committed …

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School Camps In Outback Queensland

Outback Queensland Education Subsidy Scheme The opportunity to have a school camp experience in Outback Queensland seems like an expensive pipe-dream except it is not. The Outback Queensland Education Subsidy Scheme is a subsidy for school students, in years 5,6,7 and 8,  towards a school camp in Outback Queensland. The purpose of the subsidy is to …

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Camp Hill Kindergarten & Preschool

Camp Hill Kindergarten is a community based non-profit organisation run by parents for their children. The Centre offers 3 ½ to 4½ year old kindy classes for 5 days per fortnight, either Monday and Tuesday (and alternate Wednesdays) or Thursday and Friday (and alternate Wednesdays). All programs operate 8.30am to 2.35pm, during school terms only. …

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Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre | Burpengary

Brady Bunch Early Learning Centre opened its doors in July 2014 and is a beautifully designed centre with lovely open fully air conditioned rooms with large natural outdoor playgrounds. The centre consists of 5 rooms – Nursery (6 weeks – 2 years), Toddlers (1 – 2 years), Junior Kindy (2 – 3 years), Pre Kindy …

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What Is The Point Of The P AND C

Editors Notes: This all started with a Mums group conversation about frustrations with their P & C.  After hearing parents agree with the sentiments I asked the parent if they wanted to contribute to the Brisbane Kids website. The conversation was about being confused about what a school P&C does and how difficult it is to be a part …

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Chatterbox Early Learning and Child Care Albany Creek, Paddington, Taringa

Chatterbox are privately owned and operated early learning and long day care centres. It is their mission to provide children with a positive and supportive environment in which they are confident to learn, laugh, play and grow. Chatterbox want children to feel valued and respected and to both enjoy the present as well as develop …

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Robertson State School | Prep to Grade 6 primary school in Robertson

Robertson State School has 27 classes from Prep to Year 6, encompassing approximately 45 different culture groups. Robertson State School prides itself on its high academic standards. Gifted education is a strong focus at the school, with a specialist teacher employed 2 days a week to manage this program. Digital futures at Robertson State School …

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St Pius X | Co-Ed Catholic Primary School in Salisbury

St Pius X is a Catholic Primary School catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6. Located on a leafy three hectare site in Salisbury in Brisbane’s southern suburbs, St Pius X is a small, friendly school with excellent facilities, dedicated staff and an active parent community. Curriculum The teaching staff at St …

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Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten

Nestled amongst a leafy residential street in Chapel Hill is one of the western suburbs’ best kept secrets – Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten. For over 50 years, Chapel Hill Community Kindergarten has been educating children from suburbs across Brisbane’s west including Chapel Hill, Kenmore, Indooroopilly, Jindalee, Brookfield and Pullenvale. From the minute you walk in …

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Brisbane School Holidays & Public Holiday Dates 2016-2017

Queensland state school terms now run parallel to other public school terms across the majority of Australia, with the goal being that each school term averages no more than 10 weeks in total. Of course, other school-free dates do pop up throughout the year, such as Staff Professional Development Days (pupil free days), and Public …

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Ascot State School | Primary School in Ascot

Ascot State School is an Independent Public School that is co-educational from Prep to Year 6, which provides a safe and caring environment for high quality learning to occur. The Curriculum Program covers all Key Learning Areas – English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, History, Geography, Technology, Health and Physical Education, and Languages Other Than English …

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Earnshaw State College, Banyo | Co-ed schooling for Prep – Year 12

As College Principal of Earnshaw P-12 State College, I welcome you to our School. Earnshaw is an Independent Public School for boys and girls from Prep to Year 12. At Earnshaw, we are educating for life-long success. We understand that his requires a well-rounded education to develop the whole person. Our careful balance of academic, …

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How to Find Bus Services for Brisbane School Kids

After the major decision of school selection for your children, this is often closely followed by ensuring there are adequate transport options available.. This is not always easy as many government transport services do not access every home in Brisbane. Finding Bus Route Information for School Students Following increases in student enrolments due to year …

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Seven ways to help your child be more resilient

It seems like there is a whole industry of specialists promoting training programs, self help books and all sorts of products to improve the resilience of children.  But the truth is there is no one simple approach to helping a child build resilience.  However, over the last 40 years or so, there have been a …

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Brisbane Steiner School Options

Main photo Winter Festival Moreton Bay Birali Steiner School June 2015 WHAT IS STEINER / WALDORF EDUCATION? Rudolf Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, artist and scientist.  He founded the first Steiner school in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919.  Rudolf Steiner was the founder of biodynamic agriculture, and created ‘Waldorf Education’ for worker’s children.  The name …

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Kingston Kids ELC | Kids Early Learning Centre at Kingston

Kingston Kids Early Learning Centre caters for children aged from 15 months to 5 years. The centre has four rooms, including a Kindergarten room run by a qualified, Bachelor trained school teacher. The programs at Kids ELC at Kingston are run all year round from 6am-6pm Monday to Friday, 52 weeks a year, closing only …

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Albany Creek Kids ELC | Kids Early Learning Centre at Albany Creek

Albany Creek Kids is a small privately owned centre in the heart of Albany Creek, where learning is inspired by the dreams of children. They offer care 52 weeks a year, Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 6.30pm, excluding public holidays. The centre has four rooms, catering for children from 6 weeks to school age, …

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Capalaba Kids ELC | Kids Early Learning Centre at Capalaba

Capalaba Kids Early Learning Centres cater for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. Within the 2 services they have 10 rooms, inclusive of 2 Kindergarten rooms that are run by qualified school teachers. The Capalaba Kids ELC programs are run all year round, with operating hours of 6.00am-6.30pm. Each day included in the fees, …

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Chelmer-Graceville Community Kindergarten

Chelmer-Graceville Kindergarten is an ideal place for children to develop a lifelong love of learning. At the centre, play is valued as a medium for all aspects of development. Children feel safe and respected, and will be given every opportunity to reach their potential in the year before they attend primary school. It is a …

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Our Lady of Dolours primary school | Mitchelton

Our Lady of Dolours is a small one-stream Catholic primary school, nestled in the heart of Mitchelton in Brisbane’s leafy north-west, catering for students from Prep to Year Six. Community collaboration O.L.D., as it is affectionately known, is a strong, vibrant community where children and families come first. They believe that the best outcomes for …

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At Home Family Day Care Scheme | Quality Family Day Care

At Home Family Day Care Scheme is a service that offers Education and Care in the comfort of Educators’ Family Homes. Family Day Care Educators have the ability to offer extended hours of care, before and after school care, vacation care, overnight care and weekend care. Family Day Care benefits parents that are shift workers, …

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Teaching Sight Words At Home

Sight Words (the Dolch word list) are a set of 220 common words and 95 nouns said to comprise 80% of the text children read and 50% of the text adults read. There are two types of sight words – those that can’t be phonetically sounded out and those that are high frequency. It’s critical …

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Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten in Murrumba Downs

Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten is a two room Kindergarten specialising in care for children the year before they commence Prep. The kindy is located on site at Living Faith Lutheran Primary school. Living Faith Lutheran Kindergarten has strong connections with the school, with the children being involved in school activities and functions, as well as …

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C&K Marchant Park Kindergarten

The staff at C&K Marchant Park Kindergarten love their kindy. It’s located within their favourite parkland of 7th Brigade Park. Situated on the border of Geebung, many children attend the kindy from nearby suburbs like Wavell Heights, Aspley, Chermside and Zillmere. A nurturing, family friendly and child-focused kindergarten Comments from the families at Marchant Park …

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What Is the Reggio Emilia Philsophy

What can a Reggio Emilia Education offer? There are many different philosophies and approaches when it comes to the education of children in an early learning setting. Reggio is a popular child-centred approach that had its start in Italy just after World War II, named after the town of it’s creation. The Reggio approach identifies …

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School Catchments in Brisbane

A school catchment zone, as defined by the Queensland Government, is “…the geographical location where a state school’s core intake of students must live.” This means that these designated areas ensure that every student from Prep to Year 12 is able to be enrolled at their local state school. That is, the state school closest to …

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Taigum Kids ELC | Kids Early Learning Centre at Taigum

Taigum Kids Early Learning Centres cater for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. Within the 2 services they have 10 rooms, inclusive of 2 Queensland Government Approved Kindergarten rooms that are run by bachelor qualified teachers. Programs within the centres are run all year around from 6am-6.30pm on weekdays, excluding public holidays. The Taigum …

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Browns Plains Kids ELC | Kids Early Learning Centre at Browns Plains

Browns Plains Kids Early Learning Centre prides themselves on offering the highest quality care and education for children through their educational programs and qualified, caring and professional staff. With two buildings at the one handy location, Browns Plains ELC provides a full daycare and kindergarten facility, along with an OSHC and vacation care facility located …

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Clayfield College | A Brisbane School Committed to Excellence

Clayfield College in Brisbane’s northern suburbs is a leading Queensland school. With a tradition of over 80 years of providing high quality education in a Christian learning community, Clayfield College has earned an outstanding reputation for educational excellence. Clayfield College is an independent school, owned and governed by the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association. It welcomes …

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When is it ok to drop your child at the school gate?

It seems like kids these days hit a new milestone every week. With school about to start again for another year, it raises a serious milestone question: When is your child old enough to be dropped at the school gate? This is a question that will be pondered upon by many parents embarking on another …

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A Brisbane Kids Review of Clarks Shoes

Proudly Sponsored by Nuffnang and Clarks Australia My 5 year old Tom is boisterous, cheeky and unintentionally destructive. Like most 5 year olds, he has an excessive amount of energy that he will be burning off at school next year when he begins prep. I am excited for him, sympathetic for the teachers and sad …

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31 Unique Teacher Gift Ideas (You can get anywhere)

We decided that asking parents what they buy teachers probably isn’t the best way to get to the heart of what makes a good teacher present. Instead we asked teachers on our what they would most like for an end of year gift. We combined this with some extensive research offline and also within Facebook …

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What to do if your child is not ready to start Prep

One of the biggest milestones for both kids and parents is embarking on the journey of formal education. With many kindergartens having long waiting lists this can begin before their Brisbane Kid is even one year old, with many anxious parents putting their children’s names down at every desired kindergarten and school in the area. …

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What does the Australian National Curriculum Review mean for parents?

Our children’s education is something that all parents have a vested interest in and it therefore becomes one of the most hotly debated topics in the news, online and in the playground. Changes to the curriculum Education and its delivery is an organic beast. It continuously transforms thanks to studies into teaching techniques, changes in …

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BYOx | Education Queensland’s Bring Your Own Device Program

The information age has well and truly changed the way we live and work and schools are no exception. A revolution is underway when it comes to how Brisbane Kids learn and how their teachers teach. What is the BYOx Program in Queensland Schools? Some parents might have heard of the BYOx program. It stands …

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Kindy and School Mobile Art Workshops in Brisbane | Tiny Art

Tiny Art Kindy and School Workshops in Brisbane aim to teach children that the process is often more important than the final product, covering the elements and principles of design as well as media, techniques, artists and well-known works of art.  These workshops have been designed and created by a qualified art teacher (BA Fine …

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Play Based Pre-Kindy Program | Creative Kindy

Creative Kindy is a new concept in pre-school children’s activities. Based in Camp Hill / Norman Park, Creative Kindy provides an early learning experience for pre-kindy and pre-prep children with a focus on creative play based, enriching activities. The program is delivered by qualified educators and is suitable for children from 3 years and over. …

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First 5 Forever Family Literacy Program

Worryingly, the importance of reading, singing and rhyme isn’t well understood in Queensland. It’s prompted the State Government to support the First 5 Forever literacy program. Run through public libraries, First 5 Forever is about improving the outcomes for all Queensland children 0-5 years by supporting confidence around communication and learning through everyday experiences. According to the …

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