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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to overcome a teary start to the school year

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:31pm by KRIS GIENGER

    ... Kris Gienger life@scmp.com When the tears start to flow, keep calm and be patient My son cries at the beginning of the year. This is his third year in primary school and he still cries ... the home environment for school upsets many children, and parents. Often the first day of the year has staff busy consoling children and settling them into their classes, while handling anxious ...

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    Class Action: the importance of teaching children good social skills

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... it with them. As he gets slightly older, collectable cards or figures might be a way of creating a shared topic. One area that children always have in common is school, and asking another child about their school is often a way of developing common ground. Some children like to memorise jokes or puzzles. I remember one student whose opening gambit was always "What would you do if you had ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Kindergarten interviews can be as stressful for parents as for children

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart life@scmp.com When pre-schoolers must face interviews Unbelievably, my four-year-old son is about to have a school interview. And I have no idea how to prepare him ... can cause an inordinate amount of stress to parents, and it is vital that your concerns are not transmitted to your son. When I speak to schools and kindergartens, they explain ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to choose the right kindergarten

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and education. And just a tip; get your son's name down early. Julie McGuire teaches at a local primary school ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: streaming maths classes at primary level has its advantages

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:43am by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Streaming at primary level has advantages My son's primary school has recently started to stream for maths. He has always had good maths reports, and he ... about streaming students by ability in different areas of the primary curriculum. Some schools stream for specific lessons where they deem it advantageous for the pupils' learning, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: there's no shortcut to success in literature exams

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... of his life until the exams and he should listen to it as much as possible, even on his commute to school. At the end of this process, he should be able to walk into the exam room and answer ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: dealing with disruptive children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:59am by Julie Mcguire

    ... will continue to come across a broad range of people in school, during social activities and in future workplaces, some of whom have challenging or difficult personalities. Teachers tend to spend a lot ... and provide her with strategies to cope. At school, she needs to be encouraged to focus on the task in hand, avoiding distractions and not being afraid to ask the teacher or her peers for help if she ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Class Action: revision schedules

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart

    ... into the latter category. The best source will be your son's school. If his teacher is unavailable, the course notes may be on the school's intranet. You could also try a classmate. If all ... work during the holidays and return to school a lot more confident about his exams. Jessica Ogilvy-Stuart is director of the Brandon Learning Centre ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    Teaching of basic literacy skills is being eroded in our schools

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:50pm by Julie Mcguire

    ... Julie McGuire life@scmp.com Teaching of literacy skills being eroded I find the lack of literacy skills among young people today quite disturbing. My son, who is soon going to high school ... at school. Is he expected to pick these up? I do not mean to sound old-fashioned, but I firmly believe that grammar, spelling and punctuation should be taught properly. The acquisition ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    PE can help set a child up for a healthy future

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Julie Mcguire

    ... are in the school netball team and this seems to be causing a split in friendship groups. PE lessons that are not run by experienced and sensitive professional teachers can be humiliating and even miserable ... to replace clothing at this point as their children are soon moving on to secondary school but it will be a worthwhile investment. Children all have different strengths and they need to work ...




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