Parent Calendar Term 4 2016
Supporting your child’s learning at home
- Evidence Based Strategies for helping your child learn at home (pdf)
- The three-a-day approach app – There are three essential parts to the three-a-day approach for parents:
- Talk about learning
- Share learning
- Encourage learning
This app is a simple, easy-to-do advice from professional Teachers and Counsellors is sent in three categories – something to talk about, an activity to share or guidance to encourage children.
Parents select the age category(s) they wish to receive ideas for and their preferred time to receive push notifications. This serves as an alert, reminding parents to connect with their children when it best fits both schedules
It’s important for parents to understand how their child’s mindset and positive self talk influences their behaviours, motivation, and achievement. More and more teachers and school administrators are embracing growth mindset as a strategy to bolster student motivation, and these same strategies can be used at home with great results.
Keep your children and your community safe by taking advantage of the NT government’s student immunisation service. Further information can be found below.
Immunisation Days for 2017:
Holiday time can often take students away from their friends and usuals routines and supports, which can sometimes make them feel stressed, isolated or alone. Here are some resources from Headspace to help you support your student during these times.
We have a Bring Your Own Laptop scheme at MacKillop, but College laptops are available for hire on request. More information can be found on the IT page.
After School Study in the Library
We keep the library open and supervised after school 4 days a week to allow students to stay back and study. See the below flyer.