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Study Assistance

Try this website for tips in helping your child with successchoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/homework-and-study.

The following will give you an idea of what the site contains and how it may help:

  • Mathematics: Here are some articles to help you arrive at the right answer for motivation. Find out more with articles such as
 Ten Tips for Tweens who Find Maths Hard, Helping Your Child with High School Maths
, Switching Teenage Girls onto Maths, Maths is the Answer to many Cool Jobs.
  • English: Struggling with your child’s writing assignment? There are help sheets for debating, writing visual texts and poetry, just to name a few.
  • Science: Sometimes students just need a conversation starter to get interested in Science. Find out:
 10 Scientific Facts Your High School Students Needs to Know, Helping Your Teenager to Succeed in Science
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Check out Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, training and Youth Affairs, 2008 Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians to understand why it is considered so important in the new national curriculum.

Parenting

Parenting expert Michael Grose opened his Facebook page to readers’ questions for a little while recently and was inundated. It’s worth jumping online to have a look – if only to see you’re not alone in your parenting challenges. Find out more: facebook.com/ parentingideas.com.au

Pitfalls of benchmarking Do you use the progress and behaviour of your friends’  kids as benchmarks to help you assess your own performance as well as your child’s progress? According to this article, it’s not a wise strategy. Find out more: parentingideas.com.au

Behaviour

What happens when children go through puberty? Experts share their tips on how parents can support kids through the teenage years. Hosted by journalist and mum Rachel Friend, the School A to Z video webcast features a panel of experts answering a range of common questions about behaviour and development. schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/wellbeing/ development/getting-off-to-a-good-start/good-start