At St John’s we maintain strong links with our families in order to know and understand our students better and to support parents/guardians wherever possible.
We currently subscribe to Michael Grose’s ‘Parenting Ideas’ as a School Member. This gives our staff access to a range of resources that help us assist families in raising confident, happy and resilient children.
We highly recommend Michael’s website http://www.parentingideas.com.au/Home which is a gateway to the online Parenting Manual, ‘Parenting Ideas Club’. Access to this club requires a paid subscription. It gives advice on a wide range of parenting-related issues such as behaviour, social challenges, dealing with teenagers, as well as daily life and routines.
Please look out for excerpts from Michael’s articles in our weekly newsletter like the one below:
- It’s not OK to be away or be late to school: When kids miss school, not only is their academic progress impeded, forcing them to catch up on missed work (which some never do), they often miss important interactions with their peers which can compound issues of social isolation and low self-esteem. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your child has a bright future is to make sure he or she goes to school every day—and gets there on time.
Four Tips to Help You Choose A Movie Or Video Game for Kids Children are exposed to many concepts,ideas and behaviours through the games played and the content of movies watched. This link provides some basic and useful tips to help parents and guardians to choose suitably age appropriate movies and games for their children. Source: iParent provided by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner