Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Some opportunities, like the Junior School FRIENDS program are woven into the curriculum whilst others like the Year 8 Compass, the Year 9 Response, the Year 10 Journey and the Year 11 Mentoring programs are voluntary. They are all, if I’m honest, quite remarkable. These programs are an integral part of the education on offer here, and I would encourage you to talk to your children about joining in.

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Emmanuel Senior School Athletics team claims APS Title!

Emmanuel Senior School Athletics team claims APS Title!

Aug 13 - Our Emmanuel Athletics team has done it again, winning our 3rd APS title in the last 4 years, with a superb team performance at Griffith Uni today.

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What rules should you have around digital devices?

One thing is certain, technology is an issue which can be an ongoing struggle. Every family makes up their own rules to suit their circumstances but here are some suggestions that will help you put some order into the digital devices that come into your home.

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Stay sane when travelling with Kids

In order to ensure your children have happy memories and you reduce your stress, here are a few
things you can do to remain sane these holidays when travelling with your kids. Click below to read more...

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Making the most of the School Holidays

You don’t need an instruction manual to make the most of the school holidays. For many parents the prospect of keeping children occupied for up to six weeks can be daunting. Click below to read about tips Michael Grose shares with us about this...

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Has your child gone Pokemon Go wild?

Pokemon Go! What a craze!  Many parents have asked me how they should approach the Pokemon Go craze, particularly when their children are besotted by it. Read on to find out Michael's suggestions....

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Reading your child's report

Reports can often be a stressful time for children, wondering how their parents may react to the results reflected on their report. Michael Grose shares his tips on dealing with this. 

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Making a smooth start to Secondary School

Some kids take these new experiences in their stride but it is natural to experience some
difficulty, particularly when it’s accompanied by the potentially unsettling transition from
childhood to adolescence. Here are some tips to help your young person settle in:

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Make this year your child's best ever at school

A new school year means a fresh start for students. Regardless of your childs performance last year, they start school with a clean slate. Here are five ideas to help you make the most of the fresh start and make this year your child’s best year ever year at school:

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Are YOU an emotionally intelligent parent?

So what does an emotionally intelligent parent look like? And more importantly, what is the impact on kids, parents and families of this approach?

Emotionally intelligent parents don't dismiss children's behaviour and allow kids to do as they please. There are five attributes that emotionally intelligent parents have in common - read more....

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Reading your child's report

Reports can mean anxious times for children. Will my parents be disappointed or proud? This is the main concern of most children. Kids of all ages take their cues from their parents, so your reaction to their school report can affect the way they see themselves as learners and as people.

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Helping Children cope when someone dies

When somebody close dies it can be difficult to help your kids cope with their grief, especially as you struggle to work through your own. What kids understand about death depends on how old they are, what they have experienced in their life, and also their personality type. Parenting Ideas Insights shares some ideas on how to help your kids cope with the situation.

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Words of Appreciation for the wonderful work of Mothers

Some words of appreciation for Mothers, shared by ex-house dad, Michael Grose: "If anyone says that motherhood is not like real work, send them my way. After many years of being the primary parent to my children – usually the preserve of women – I can really set them straight. It’s hard yakka that largely goes unrewarded."

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Raising Sensitive Kids

When sensitive kids are raised in a balanced way with proper understanding and encouragement, they are well-placed to grow up to be happy, healthy, unusually well adjusted and creative adults.

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