Secondary school experiences beyond the classroom

10th July 2013

Secondary school experiences beyond the classroom

In addition to academics, many schools offer opportunities for students to experience life outside the classroom and develop important personal qualities and life skills. You may wish to look out for these programs when selecting a school.

What you need to know about applying for independent schools

05th July 2013

What you need to know about applying for independent schools

This checklist describes everything you need to know about applying for independent schools, including the ins and outs of selection policies, application fees and deadlines, and more.

Victorian Government proposes new pathways within VCE and VCAL

02nd May 2013

Victorian Government proposes new pathways within VCE and VCAL

The Victorian Government has proposed three new study pathways that will be integrated into the VCE and VCAL qualifications.

Steps to take if your child is having problems at school

23rd April 2013

Steps to take if your child is having problems at school

It's hard to know what to do when you notice that your child is having problems at school. Here we describe three of the most common problems faced by children at school and what you can do to help.

Choosing a school outside of your local area

22nd February 2013

Choosing a school outside of your local area

You have more than your fair share of decisions to make when choosing a school for your child, from its sector, gender and ethos, to some of the more practical considerations like location.

What the Asian Century means for your child

17th January 2013

What the Asian Century means for your child

With Asia's rise on the world stage in what is being called the 'Asian Century', the Australian Government has released a White Paper listing a number of goals to be achieved by 2025. But what does this mean for your child?

How to help your child prepare for the new school year

17th January 2013

How to help your child prepare for the new school year

Getting ready for a new school year can be daunting. To make the process a little easier, we've provided some tips to help you prepare your child for the new year.

How to choose a primary school

09th January 2013

How to choose a primary school

Choosing a primary school can be difficult, especially if it is the first time you are making a decision about your child's education.

Top-five schooling systems goal in doubt after international tests

18th December 2012

Top-five schooling systems goal in doubt after international tests

Results of international reading, mathematics and science tests have shown that Australia's education standards are falling behind international benchmarks.

When should children start school?

22nd November 2012

When should children start school?

Every now and then, questions arise about the right age for children to start school. Some worry about the best age for primary school entry, others about the maturity level required before children can (or should) progress to secondary school.

How to help your child prepare for secondary school

08th November 2012

How to help your child prepare for secondary school

If your child is getting ready to make the move to secondary school, there are a few things you can do to ensure a smooth transition.

Children and social media

22nd October 2012

Children and social media

In light of negative publicity concerning children's social media use, it's important that you get acquainted with some of the risks involved and ensure that your child understands how to use social media safely.

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