Parents Voice in Government School Education

Making it happen

These articles explore practical methods to make Relationship Based Education a reality.

Of course this includes working with our Relationship Based Education leader and facilitator John Hendry.
We provide details of a typical program that John can offer to schools.

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What we offer

If you’re interested in the ideas and resources on this website, you may want to take the next step and invite John Hendry to work with your school. John takes a holistic approach, working with

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Anti-bulling policy

This anti-bullying policy was one of the outcomes of a Relationship Based Education program at Salisbury North Primary School in SA. (Read more about the program at Salisbury North.) The policy was “designed by the

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Simple things for parents to do

Finding the positive Find, as parents and as students, three good things about the day and individually write them down and briefly explain what was good about them. Then share them with each other. This

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3 Ways for Schools to Cultivate Kindness

This article by Vicki Zakrzewski, from The Blue Dot (published by UNESCO), outlines practical and positive actions for schools to model and encourage kindness and helpfulness. “Sometimes… the most powerful learning happens when students are

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7 ways for teachers to connect with parents

This article from the US Education Week website provides research evidence that relationship-focused communication between families and schools can mitigate some of the frustrations of pandemic-induced educational disruptions. We think the benefits are just as

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6 Ways to De-Escalate a Heated Argument

Sometimes conversations can get out of hand—emotions run high, hurtful words are used, past mistakes brought up. However, it’s never too late to turn a conflict around. This article from Psychology Today provides six tips

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Alternatives to suspension

These two newspaper articles explore alternative approaches to suspending students as a disciplinary measure. “Help disruptive students, don’t just suspend them” This article from The Conversation quotes extensive research that shows suspension doesn’t work in

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CPR for relationships

Everyone must feel safe at all times, so keep in mind the CPR rule for all your interactions: Connect Protect Respect Bring them together Once this is done the parties can be constructively brought together

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Baby Photos

How about running a ‘baby photos of the staff’ competition for your school?  Entry can be a gold coin and the baby photos of the

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Fundraising soaps

Looking for an alternative to lolly fundraisers? Ecostore offers “Good Soap for a Good Cause” – a convenient fundraiser with plant-based soaps instead of sweets.

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