Month: July 2019

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The Magic of Myths

A detour on the way to a city burger restaurant led to Diane Bourke's grandsons enthusiastically discovering Greek mythology - action-packed stories with real-life...

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Brewing up New Horizons: the Benefits of Short Courses for Teenagers

From finding a new hobby to discovering a job, careers expert Helen Green explains the many benefits of teenagers embarking on short courses.

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Helping Kids When they Need it Most

Casey Grammar students give up their school holidays to help pack backpacks of essential items for kids going into foster care. Find out more...

The Parents' Website | Young boy writing a story

The Dragon’s Gift, by Elise Orme

The Short Story Competition run as part of our Arts Learning Festival showcased the creative talents of Victorian students. We’ve asked winners to record...

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Best of the Web: Does your Child have TikTok, Why Kids Lose Interest in Sport, Cultivating Kindness, and more

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

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How to Raise a Reader

Megan Daley's new book Raising Readers is a go-to resource for parents and educators wanting to instil a joy of reading in children. She...

A Guide to Making the Most of Uni Open Days

How to Get the Most Out of Uni Open Days

The university Open Day season is about to begin. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to...

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Horror World, by Trinity Brincat

The Short Story Competition run as part of our Arts Learning Festival showcased the creative talents of Victorian students. We’ve asked winners to record...

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And Then There Were Two: My Tiny Humans

There is a new tiny human in their home, writes Natalie Moutafis. She tells how she is soaking up the precious moments.