Educational Tools and Ideas

Repeating the prep year is a decision that parents may be asked to consider. Other parents are wondering if they should be talking to their school about the possibility. This article outlines the pros and cons of repeating the prep year of school
The word "rate", when considering the quality of education is always worth investigating with an open mind, not least when
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
Choosing the right high school for your children is one of life’s most important decisions – if we get it right, all the
The Silver Fox Community is a non profit organization that is changing views on how we age. Its main activity is to promote
This article was sponsored by Hippo Blue You know the saying, don’t you?  The days are long but the years are short.  
Kids nowadays are pretty tech savvy, and when it comes to touchscreen technology they seem to be born total whizzes, somehow
Every Prep student in Queensland will have their vision screened under the new Primary School Nurse Health Readiness Program,
Composite classrooms, also referred to as “multi-age”, “multi-grade” or “combined” classrooms, exist when children of
A Turnkey Activity for Vacation Care Programs Preparation Time: 10 -15 minutesGame Time: Play as long as you like (batteries
Just 14 kilometres from central Brisbane, our waterways open out into Moreton Bay, a spectacular marine park that is home to
From fish and sea birds to rays and whales, our bays are teeming with amazing marine life. Where else can you witness baby
LinkSprite kits provide an amazing introduction to electronics and software programming for students of all ages. These kits make
Social media is playing an increasingly large role in modern society, and the vast majority of the school community uses some
Can you help your child through NAPLAN? YES!The National Assessment Program- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are held in
Ditching the classroom for the great outdoors is the stuff dreams are made of when you’re a kid and possible with Forest
The Caboolture Historical Village is the number one tourist attraction in the Caboolture region, and it's easy to see why.A
Whether you need care for your child due to work, study or other commitments, or you wish to give your child an opportunity to
The My School website, found at myschool.edu.au, is a much visited site that can be a great tool for parents and educators
There is no question that the world in which our little ones are growing up today is one that is vastly different to the one in
Possums are iconic Aussie animals. Their cute and fluffy appearance coupled with their non-aggressive nature makes them firm
Choosing a school for your Brisbane Kids will be one of the biggest life decisions you make for them, dictating their future
Outback Queensland Education Subsidy Scheme The opportunity to have a school camp experience in Outback Queensland seems like an
The Tasmanian devil is the icon of Australia’s most southern state, Tasmania. Whether it’s due to their appearance like small
Many kids struggle with literacy or find themselves at a level that is higher or lower than their class at school. Helping them
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
Have you ever welcomed your children home from school, eager to hear about their day, only to hear the words “I hate
Whether you’re preparing for the back-to-school rush, or you’re just needing to replenish a few items, we have the most
Koalas are one of our best known Australian native animals, with many tourists coming to Australia to catch a glimpse of a koala.
Spelling City is an award winning game based learning tool for spelling, vocabulary and writing. Spelling City can be downloaded
A recent Education Index survey calculated that the cost of privately educating a child born in Brisbane in 2015 could be
Did you know you can do more with Google than look up information? Google has some hidden and not-so-hidden secrets. Infact
Thought red light meant stop? Green light go? And as for that amber light – well who’s really sure?Now there’s a
Don’t do it.Yes, it’s really that simple.NAPLAN – the annual National Assessment Program – Literacy And Numeracy-
This question is repeated in the heads of parents this time every year when the word NAPLAN is mentioned at the school
Jolly Phonics and other phonics programmes are a method used to teach children how to connect sounds to letters. Learning sounds
Tired of the same old sausage sizzles and pie drives? Take your school fundraising up a notch AND have fun with these great
NAPLANThat six letter acronym that can cause major angst among parents and students alike.What is it?Who does
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Learning Multiplication is a pretty big deal for kids and while there are lots of ways to learn how to do multiplication in the
The key to reading is not one dimensional. You will often hear educators recommend reading to your children from a very young
The biggest decision to be made for the new school year is, without a doubt, which school shoes to buy. There are so many
Kangaroos are such an iconic Australian animal that they seem to be everywhere you look – Skippy re-runs on TV, staring back at
These days there is an app for everything and everything is in an app. For parents who perhaps aren't quite up there and savvy
The world of Apps is big. Enormous. Endless. Kids love to learn and kids love apps. Parents love apps because it can give them a
Computer rage is the expression of anger and frustration that occurs while using a computer or similar device.  For kids,
When you start a new school year with your prep student, chances are you are as nervous as them. If not nervous, you are likely
Now more than ever, children around Australia are facing a health crisis with increasing rates of obesity and all of the health
Getting your child to hold their pencil properly is an art. Not so many generations ago, teachers and parents would use the
By Ryan Spencer, University of CanberraAs school resumes for the new year, the “home reader” routine for primary school
Stargazing can be a fun and educational activity to do with the kids at night, ideal for warmer summer nights or camping trips.
Setting up a homework routine is an important practice for your child. Not only does it ensure that homework is done in time for
Tablets, smartphones, hand-held games – today’s kids are exposed to far more varied and complex forms of electronic
Many Brisbane families may be unaware that there was an abrupt change recently introduced which affects the entry age
As the new school year swiftly approaches, many parents begin to get anxious about casting their children off into the throng of
The spirit of yesteryear is alive and well at the Samford Museum, where Brisbane Kids can step back in time and experience life
The iOS marketplace is packed with all sorts of apps for kids. Some are entertaining, some are educational, and some are both.
The new school year has started and our Brisbane Kids are in full swing with their homework. For many families, this brings a
A Riddle is a posed question requiring the listener to use their ingenuity to figure out what the answer may be. It can often be
You don’t have to be a scientist yourself in order to help your child learn the basics.  Sure you can get out the old Bunsen
Mention the word “maths” and you are usually greeted with an array of groans and fake yawns.  Most kids (and let’s be
Heartstrings are being pulled- Starting school for the first time Being a teacher of Prep students comes with huge
As of 2013 there are literally a million apps out there for you to choose from and with thousands more being created daily how do
Shopping online for school uniforms can save time, and money, and dragging your Brisbane Kids around the place. Shopping for

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