Nominate your child now for the Edstart Achievement Awards Program. They could be recognised with an award as well as a $1,500 grant. It’s an exciting opportunity for students to be acknowledged for their contributions and ambition in one of six award categories.
Edstart is inspiring the next generation of innovators, creators and leaders to reach their full potential.
Nominations close Friday 23 July 2021.
Code Camp is Australia’s favourite school holiday program with over 100 locations Australia wide. Kids aged 5 to 13 will love becoming creators of technology at DJ Camp, YouTube Creators, Animation Camp or one of their super popular coding camps.
And now for a limited time only DC Super Heroes have landed at Code Camp!
“I loved Code Camp so much, it was the most fun I have ever had during my school holidays”, Bella, 9
Come and see why over 100,000 kids have spent their holidays at Code Camp. Enter your details via the pop up in the special link below, to go in the draw to win a $500 Code Camp voucher*.
*Entries close Friday, 16 July 2021, at 11:59PM AEST. 1 entry per email, not redeemable for cash, voucher valid for 12 months. Full terms available online.
Kinetic Education specialises in Maths and English, follows the Australian National Curriculum, and combines online learning with online tutors to provide a personalised learning experience for your child.
You see, learning is much like building a brick wall – with strong foundations and the right support, every child can learn. This is what Kinetic is all about and why they have been so successful helping 80,000 Australian kids over the last 30 years.
Kinetic Education is exclusively offering Flexischools customers a free Maths assessment and 3 weeks of free online tutoring. And it starts from just $26 per week thereafter. To get this great Flexischools offer, use the button below.
Northern Beaches only
Pretty Green is a new sustainable online supermarket app for the Northern Beaches. They offer Australian produce and products at the lowest prices, with free sustainable delivery.
By shopping with Pretty Green, you're supporting local Australian producers, lowering carbon emissions, and reducing food waste.
Download the Pretty Green app and enter code FLEXI20 at checkout for 20% off your first order*.
*Offer is valid until 15 July 2021. Australian residents aged 18 years and over, living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Limited to one offer per address, household, and/or email. Full terms and conditions here.
The Green Innovation Awards is an innovative science and environmental competition available for primary and high schools from the Gold Coast to Grafton.
Students are asked to demonstrate their innovative ideas in waste management, water management, building and packaging materials, agriculture, biofuels and renewable energy.
The competition taps into STEM subjects and is designed to meet curriculum outcomes.
Skoolbo is an all-inclusive, innovative app that supports your child’s learning across reading, writing, numeracy, STEM, languages and brain games. Skoolbo is suitable for ages 4 to 10 and is a highly recommended resource to support your child's learning when working from home.
How can Skoolbo help if children are working from home?
Purchase a 12-month subscription for $20 (RRP $119.95)
Covid-19 has disrupted our world and also increased the focus on wellness and protecting our health, especially that of our precious family. So, it’s no surprise to hear that Google searches on what to eat for immunity have skyrocketed. Ultimately, we know that a healthy diet, regular physical activity, low stress levels and a good night’s sleep are the best immune boosting strategies. But are there specific foods that you should focus on when it comes to feeding your kids? Let’s check out the tried and true immune boosters.
If there is one small silver lining from this pandemic year, it’s been the growing interest in home cooking. In Australia, Google searches for ‘healthy recipes’ more than doubled during the first lockdown in April1, as our favourite restaurants and cafes were forced to shut down. Whilst the initial dusting off of old recipe books may have been born out of necessity, many Australians have discovered long lasting passions for transforming the humble meat-and-three-veg dinner into something a bit more special.
During this crazy time of our lives when the world seems upside down, we all need to practise more of the ‘eat, pray, love’ philosophy. We need to eat food that satisfies our bodies and minds, we need to pray that things turn back to “normal” as soon as possible and we need to give ourselves and our wider community as much love as possible to get through these trying times.
Being a parent is a tough job. Add a child’s food restrictions and life becomes a lot more complex. Food allergies are common challenges facing parents and schools, with studies reporting that one in ten Australian children are allergic to one or more foods. Unfortunately, the rate of allergy prevalence appears to be increasing, with figures suggesting a 100% increase in peanut allergy over the past 15 years and hospital admissions for anaphylaxis have doubled over the last decade.
Back to school signals the exciting start to another learning year. But let’s be honest, the biggest challenge often lies with us – the dedicated breakfast making, lunch planning and dinner rushed parents. Increasingly, research shows the importance of eating right not only for growth and development, but also for optimal learning, for mind and mood and for sport and play. Let’s explore the essential nutrients to focus on and practical tips for making the grade.
A snack or lunch order from the canteen will probably rate as a highlight of school for most Australian kids. Many parents too will have fond memories of their favourite school canteen moments. Days of paper bags filled with delicious sandwiches, dripping icy poles on hot summer mornings and jostling in the queues trying to beat the others to reach the front.
It’s almost back to school time and we’re about to look down the barrel of roughly 200 days (per child) of packing lunchboxes. Whether the thought of packing lunchboxes fills you with dread or excitement, these three back to school to dos will help get you more organised so packing lunchboxes is a more pleasant task.
In Australia, every school term has about 50 days and every school year has about 200 days. That’s a lot of days to pack lunchboxes! Then multiply 200 days by the number of children you have – now that’s a lot of lunchboxes to pack.
School’s gone back for the year which means we’ve got around 200 school lunchboxes to pack per child. Parents often tell The Root Cause that their biggest concerns around packing lunchboxes are:
In Australia, Easter has become synonymous with chocolate. Shops are loaded with variety, but if you’re like many, once you learn how additives and preservatives can affect children’s health, it’s hard to turn a blind eye. However, this doesn’t mean celebrations like birthdays, Christmas, and Easter need to be boring and tasteless.
It’s often said breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it breaks the fast our body has been on overnight. Breakfast recharges glucose to our body and this boosts our energy. It’s our energy that helps keep us alert and focused. This is why breakfast is especially important for school children.
Studies show that eating breakfast improves memory and attention, with an overall positive effect on cognitive performance. Therefore, it goes without saying that breakfast is an important meal.
However, it’s also a meal that is often skipped – an Australian study found that 14.8% of children skip breakfast. Teachers estimate that when a child comes to school hungry, they lose up to two hours of learning per day.
As our kids return to school and learning re-commences, the pressure is on for our kids to remember a lot of information and achieve great results. It can be a stressful time for kids and us parents, but did you know that the food and drinks our kids consume in the lead up to and during tests has the ability to:
If you’re like many of the parents I’ve worked with over the last eight years, you probably feel that feeding the kids is one of the biggest stressors of your day. You probably find yourself thinking:
A guide for parents on identifying bully behaviour and how to deal with it. What is bullying? One in four students are bullied in Australian schools. It is an endemic problem that we need to teach our children to identify and into the future, have enough resilience to be a part of the solution.
Sometimes we label childrens’ behaviours towards others as bullying, when in fact it isn’t. Nasty, mean or rude behaviour is awful but it is not bullying. Nasty, mean or rude behaviour is something that we all need to learn how to deal with unfortunately, because it is a part of life and human behaviour.
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