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.
We hear the term ‘relationship building’ a great deal in education, particularly when discussing family–school partnerships. Strong parent–teacher relationships are the bedrock upon which great family–school partnerships are built.
Find out what tips Michael Grose shares on building great parent-teacher relationships....
December is hard to navigate at the best of times, but when you’re a single parent it can be particularly challenging logistically, physically, emotionally and mentally. The end-of-year school concerts, presentation ceremonies, school parties, social catch-ups,
More than just a nice feeling, gratitude is integral to happiness. If we can inspire and cultivate gratitude in our children, we’re doing so much more than teaching them to be polite by saying ‘thank-you’...
Childhood is different now. Technology has changed everything. Nowadays our kids are relying on technology for their entertainment. Read how to use screen time to foster kids' wellbeing and family fun...
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.
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...
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...
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:
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:
It’s that time of year again! The school year is almost over. The Christmas holidays are just around the corner. How will you close up the school year and set the scene to make next year your child’s best year ever?
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.
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.
If you weren't able to join us at our Annual Community Picnic last Saturday, here's a few snippets from the day. The heat didn't stop the kids from enjoying a game of cricket or bubble soccer and even a tug-of-war. Of course the water slides provided heaps of cool fun before everyone enjoyed a good ol' favourite sausage sizzle served by our Senior students. It certainly was an afternoon of fun, laughter and great Emmanuel community spirit.
A warm welcome back to our Junior School community and a special greeting to our new families across all year levels. My hope is that you have already started to feel part of our community. Please come over and say hello if you see me around the campus.
The last two weeks have seen two wonderful events. The first was the Fete, and the second was a visit from the founder of our partner charity in India. Both events were amazing; both once again demonstrated what a unique community we have here at Emmanuel; and both left me feeling incredibly grateful to all the staff and parents who were involved.