Learn in the education hub privately, at your own pace and with dignity. Not everyone wants the community to know that you need a little help. Here you can be yourself, learn and explore without feeling embarrassed or excluded.
PLEASE DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS WITH YOUR SCHOOL FIRST. This site is a resource center for out of school hours and self pace extra learning. If you would like a mentor in the community you can reach out to the RCSS and a volunteer can mentor you.
Supporting the well-being of your child (credited to the QLD Government education)
You can support your child by:
monitoring reactions and listen to how they feel and what they are thinking
be aware of what you say when children and young people are around and let them know they can ask you questions anytime. Make feelings normal by letting your children know it is okay to have feelings such as sadness, anger, frustration, worry, fear or anxiety
share that you are also feeling this way, without overloading them with adult responsibilities. Encourage them to talk with you about how they are feeling, let them know there’s no wrong way to feel or think, and that all feelings are valid
providing correct information
be honest and stick to the facts, without providing too much detail. Limit the amount of media coverage children see, hear and read. Explain news to them and discuss what has been seen, read and heard
if your children are feeling upset or anxious about stories they are seeing or hearing, make sure they take some time off to think about something else. Switching devices off for a few hours may help.
providing a sense of stability for your children, may help them feel more comfortable during times of uncertainty. If schools are temporarily closed or school attendance is interrupted, think about the importance of:
sleep: getting enough sleep and rest can help us all feel better during the day. Set regular times for going to bed and getting up in the morning. Keep normal bedtime routines for younger children and expect the same from your older primary and high school-aged children too
food and drink: make sure your children are eating regularly throughout the day and drinking plenty of water
moving: being physically active can lift your mood, be relaxing and provide an opportunity for fun
relaxation and fun: is there something your children enjoy doing that will help them relax? Everyone needs a little time out to just think about something nice, whether that is playing games, singing or communicating with friends. Set rules and limitations around social media usage and other online interactions.
focus on the good. When times are difficult, it can help to take notice of the good things still in your life. Encourage your children to take some time to think about the positives—kind people, good friends, beautiful moments—however small. Point out the people working to fix the situation.
Preparing for Prep
Learning through play
When children start Prep they move to a more structured learning environment, but they continue to learn through play.
During play children make decisions, solve problems, develop thinking and teamwork skills, communicate, and develop a positive sense of themselves.
Types of play used to help Prep children learn may include:
manipulative—doing puzzles, making necklaces or constructions
games with rules—playing board and card games or outdoor games with rules
exploratory—using blocks to investigate weight, height, number, shape and balance
fantasy—children creating props for space adventures
physical—moving through obstacle courses, climbing, running.
Other activities like music, painting and drawing encourage language, reading and writing skills.
Resources for Learning English
This collection of free English learning resources is designed to help you study whatever aspect of conversational English is most interesting or important to you at the moment. Improving your English a little each day is the most effective way to learn English.
A complete guide to English grammar and usage with detailed explanations and examples for each rule.
A collection of the most common English idioms, expressions, and proverbs with definitions of each one.
English vocabulary lists ordered by word frequency, so you can learn the most common words first.
Famous quotes in English, quotes about the English language, and inspiring quotes for English learners.
Testing your English level is important throughout your learning process. Use this English test to see what your level is.
The most common English first and last names, whether you're trying to choose an English name for yourself, or are just curious.
Attribution: © State of Queensland, (Department of Education) 1 of 25
The QLD Education Department has a suite of 25 videos which were produced for the Partners in Learning project. These videos are the product of an intentional collaboration between State Schools Disability and Inclusion — Reading Centre and State Schools — Rural and Remote.
Learning Resource Center from Kindergarten through to Senior Grade
Learning resources by the Department of Education QLD
Additional resources and links
There are many educational websites that provide learning activities for students of all ages. To help you select relevant activities when visiting these websites look at the Prep to Year 10 Australian Curriculum Parent information webpage to see what your children will be learning in each learning area at each stage of schooling. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families are advised that these resources may contain images, voices, names or references to deceased persons. This may be in the form of photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material included or referenced as part of this resource.
Attributed to the QCAA
Sample assessments provide illustrations of the use of the Australian Curriculum achievement standards.
The Prep–Year 6 English sample assessments have been developed in collaboration with Queensland schools to provide support for making decisions using the Australian Curriculum.
Samples of other learning areas and year levels are also provided based on previous Australian Curriculum versions.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all young Australians should be taught, regardless of where they live in Australia or their background. ACARA draws on the best national talent and expertise, and consults widely to develop the Australian Curriculum and resources.
It is parents, families and carers who have the most influence on their children. When families are actively involved in their children’s education, children usually enjoy school and achieve better results.
This section of the website provides information for families and carers about their children and the Australian Curriculum.
Learn geography the easy way!
Learning geography doesn't have to be boring. Do it the easy way with Seterra! In no time, you could learn to locate every single country in the world on a map.
Seterra includes fun quizzes that help familiarise you with countries, capital cities, flags, rivers, lakes, and notable geological features.
Need help with basic addition? Looking to expand your knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percents? Want to learn algebra? Use our interactive lessons to learn them all, then test your knowledge.
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