Parents Voice in Government School Education

COVID-19

This section has resources to help you through times of COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns and home learning.

A good place to start is our Reliable Information page, with lots of links to authoritative health and education websites – don’t rely on ‘word-of-mouth’, get your information from a reliable source.

Watch our News & Views page and the Victorian Coronavirus website for updates about current restrictions.

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Free learn-to-read books

Two highly successful learn-to-read book series, Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician are now available free for parents. The books are published by Griffith University, and have previously been available only

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Free parent resources

Free parent resources to help you support your child’s learning, on the Federal Government’s Learning Resources website. Practical, everyday tips and ideas focused on primary

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Family violence

The Education Department has advised that all support services to help adults and children in family violence situations are continuing to provide essential help and

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Parents and home learning

“The first thing to point out is that you’ve been doing home-based learning with your kids ever since they were born.” Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller has written a brief and very practical guide for parents

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Free learn-to-read books

Two highly successful learn-to-read book series, Suzie the Scientist and Millie the Mathematician are now available free for parents. The books are published by Griffith University, and have previously been available only to schools. As Australians move to online learning modes, the

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Home learning resources from ACTF

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) has resources for children’s learning from home, including a series of “Daily Home Learning Tasks” videos. View the resources on ACTF website

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FUSE website: learning from home

FUSE has been set up to support school and early childhood leaders, teachers, students, children and parents to access digital resources that can be used to support learning at home. Resources include sets of self-directed learning activities

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Education Department resources

The Education Department now has a “Learning from home” web page with advice, tips and resources to help parents and carers support their child’s continuity of learning from home. The page includes: How to support your child Screen-time,

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Keeping learning going

How do we design and deliver great remote lessons? How do we design great learning sequences? How do we keep our learners motivated and engaged? Education Changemakers has developed a set of resources for teachers, school

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Free parent resources

Free parent resources to help you support your child’s learning, on the Federal Government’s Learning Resources website. Practical, everyday tips and ideas focused on primary school literacy and numeracy skills. Simple ideas designed to be part

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Learning resources from Scootle

Looking for educational resources available for everyone to use? Scootle is a website that provides access to a range of digital resources that support the Australian Curriculum. Formerly this resource was only available to teachers,

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Family violence

The Education Department has advised that all support services to help adults and children in family violence situations are continuing to provide essential help and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including crisis accommodation. See

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The neuroscience of resilience

This article by John Hendry was originally published by Resilient Youth. “Resilience is the restoration of hope.” Hope is restored only when one regains or feels a sense of control of the “existing moment plus a

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