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5 Ways to Create Calm on State Testing Days

There’s no argument that state testing is a nerve-racking experience for kids. Whether they’re taking the PARCC, STAAR, or Smarter Balanced common-core-aligned test or something else entirely, testing week can bring on a whole lot of anxiety. Sure, by high school, students are more familiar with the strict environment of test conditions, but even so,…

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30 Thoughtful Anzac Day Activities and Resources

On April 25, as a nation, we commemorate Anzac Day and honour those who had served or are serving our country. In preparation for this meaningful day, we’ve put together a collection of Anzac Day activities and teaching resources for you to use in your lower primary, middle primary or upper primary classroom. In 2018 we will commemorate…

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Kindergarten funding, time for an ongoing commitment

Since 2013 children across Australia have been attending kindergarten for 15 hours each week. For eight years they have been the beneficiaries of a funding partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. These children are now teenagers in their first year of secondary school! It’s a partnership that has enabled more children to engage…