12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School
A jargon-free guide to your child's education and how you can help them thrive at school
'Full of practical advice on how parents can help their child succeed in school and life' - David Gonski
Australian school students are quickly slipping behind their international peers. It's something that Adrian Piccoli, a former Education Minister and now Director of the UNSW Gonski Institute for Education, is determined to change. And as a parent, he knows that we all have a role to play.
To do that, Australian parents need to be better informed about their children's schooling and how they can help. In 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School, he sets out clearly what every parent needs to know to ensure their kids have the quality education they deserve.
Jargon-free and easy-to-understand, this book will empower parents with knowledge and advice on all the key issues around an Australian education in the 21st century, including:
How to prepare your child for school
What to look for in a school
Your role in your child's education
How schools work
Understanding the curriculum, standards and data
Focusing on progress, not just performance
How to get the most out of parent-teacher interviews
Homework - what's it for and how much?
When to engage a private tutor
What NAPLAN means and how you can use it
Managing yours and your child's expectations and stress
Technology and learning
Surviving the HSC/VCE
With simple and concise advice, case studies, Dos and Don'ts and much more, this book is for every parent - private or public school - who wants to help their kids flourish and do well, and that's most of us.