5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know to Nurture Little Bookworms

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Hey there, amazing parents!

One of the things I get asked about all the time is - "how do I help my kid learn to read?

Reading is one of the core skills our kids need to learn and there are lots of ways to help.

It's important to remember that reading is a complex task and it takes years to master!

Let's embark on a fantastic reading adventure with our little ones and discover five essential things that can make their journey to becoming rockstar readers even more awesome!

Setting the Stage …

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50 Epic Winter School Holiday Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained

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Winter school holidays are just around the corner, and we've got an incredible list of activities to make it a memorable break for you and your family.

Whether you're in the mood for outdoor adventures, educational experiences, or creative projects, we've got you covered.

And the best part? We've even included some free activities you can enjoy right at home.

No matter the weather or your budget, we've got something for everyone. No need to fear those rainy July days.

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10 Warning Signs Your Child is Falling Behind at School

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One of the most common questions I get asked by parents is - how do I know if my child is falling behind at school?

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It isn’t an easy question to answer and depends on the age of the child but there are some warning signs to look out for.

10 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Falling Behind at School

1. Poor Grades

The obvious sign that your child is falling behind in their classwork is low grades. If your kids' results have dropped significantly or are consistently below satisfactory achievement, th…

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Speak Up! A Parent's Guide to Advocating for Your Child in School


As parents we are always concerned about our kid's education. It can be challenging to navigate the school system, especially when it comes to advocating for your child.

Don't worry, you aren't alone! Here you'll find practical tips on how to be the best advocate for your child. So grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let's get started!

Having a good relationship with your child's school staff is key to effectively advocating for him or her. So, don't be afraid to say "hi" to your child'…

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The Top 12 Amazing Benefits of Online Tutoring in Australia


Online tutoring in Australia is rapidly gaining popularity and many parents are curious about the pros and cons of taking learning online. In this blog post, we will examine some of the common misconceptions about online tutoring and explore its many benefits.

Tutoring Online in Australia

Since that thing happened in 2020 and much of the world had to homeschool, there has been an explosion of online tutoring in Australia. Online learning is becoming one of the fastest-growing industries. Not j…

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Unlocking Exam Success: The Power of Practice Tests

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Exams can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. It is normal for kids to feel anxious about important assessments.

There are lots of ways to prepare for exams and reduce anxious and nervous feelings. One of the best ways to prepare for an assessment is to use practise tests.

I think practice tests are a fantastic tool for exam prep - read on to find out why and how you can use them.

,You can get our free OLNA practise tests here

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Identify Areas of Weakness

Practise tests are a fabulous way t…

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What's the Deal With OLNA?

So you might have heard about a little something called NAPLAN, and if you haven’t, ah where have you been living?

All jokes aside, for year 9 students NAPLAN can have some serious outcomes. Year 9 students are required to meet a minimum benchmark in their Year 9 NAPLAN test in order to get their high school certificate (otherwise known as WACE, Western Australian Certificate of Education). If they don’t meet this benchmark then they are required to take what is called the OLNA test. The curren…

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How to Help Your Teen Research so They Can Ace Their Assignments

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It's probably been quite a while since you had to do research for a school assignment. Things have changed since we were at school. These days it isn't necessary to head to the library and fight over the encyclopedias with your classmates!

Researching can be tricky for anyone, especially in the age of misinformation. Did you know that it is estimated that at least 30% of "information" available is inaccurate! (fake news anyone?)

This is why it is more important than ever to help our kids find fa…

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27 Foolproof Ways to Ease Back to School Nerves

The back-to-school ads are everywhere, it's blistering hot and you are sick of hearing “I’m bored” and “there’s nothing to eat” …

It can only mean one thing … It is almost time for the new school year to start.

It is normal for kids and adults to feel nervous and anxious about the beginning of the school year. Although that doesn’t make it any less stressful. It can be even worse for those who are just starting school, changing schools, or starting high school.

So what can you do to ease those wor…

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When Does School Start In Perth 2023

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As the new year gets into full swing you might be wondering when does school start in Perth 2023?

The Perth school year starts at the end of January 2023. With students returning to school on Wednesday the 1st of February 2023.

Term 1 Dates

Term 1 runs for 10 weeks finishing on Friday the 7th of April 2023.

Term 1 school holiday dates are the 8th of April to the 23rd of April.

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Since Anzac day is on the 25th of April, you will likely find that most schools have a pupil free day on Monday the …

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