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Long reads

Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.

Reader Submission / Long reads

A positive transition – 10 key strategies

In today's article Donna Cross and Leanne Lester from the University of Western Australia discuss 10 key strategies to enhance student transition to secondary school.

Short articles

Changing parent perceptions of teaching

The co-authors of an annual Australian study say involving parents more in the day-to-day learning of their children could help to change perceptions about teachers’ capabilities.

Short articles

Adding value through school partnerships

Forging community partnerships is one way that schools can access external resources and expertise to further support student programs, staff professional learning and parents.

Short articles

School transition through the eyes of a child

How one Adelaide primary school has used Australian Early Development Census data to improve its transition and orientation to school programs.

Short articles

Developing fine and gross motor skills

How one school responded to local census data highlighting a need to support early childhood development in the area of physical health and wellbeing.

Short articles

Working with parents to develop STEM learning

A coding club and inviting research scientists to speak to students at lunch times are two of the ways this school is working with its parent community to develop STEM learning.

Long reads

Replacing homework with sporting activities

From worksheets to soccer balls. Why one school has replaced formal homework with after-school sporting activities.

Long reads

Removing grades from student reports

The traditional A to E report card is a thing of the past at Nossal High School, where grades have been removed to give more targeted and useful feedback to students and parents.


The Research Files: Dads and reading aloud

Dr Elisabeth Duursma discusses her research on the impact of fathers reading to their children, and why it has implications for educators in the classroom.

School community