Education and parenting articles from the King's team

It's Raining, It's Boring ... What to Do on the Gold Coast When It Rains

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Kids. Rain. Gold Coast. Ideas?

Beautiful beaches, amazing weather, theme parks, promenades and playgrounds - the Gold Coast has it all.

And then it rains.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, School Holidays, Primary School, Pre-School, Toddlers

The School Parents & Friends Committee (P&F)

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The Parents and Friends (P&F) Association organises activities to support and build the school community.

At King's, we friend raise, not fundraise.

Topics: Parenting, Community

Does Drama Belong on the School Curriculum?

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My cousin applied for a position as Head of Drama at a prestigious British private school.  During the interview, she was asked to define the primary role of drama in education.  Her answer?  "Therapy".  She got the job.

Many people see drama as a 'touchy, feely' subject that allows kids to express themselves, while having some laughs along the way.

Topics: High School, Primary School, Performing Arts

Tackling School Speeches and Presentations

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My daughter has to present a speech at school today.  As I waved her off, with a few encouraging words, I took a little time to reflect on how happy and confident she appeared.  I too was happy and confident – happy she had worked hard on preparing her speech and confident she was going to do very well in her presentation.

Topics: High School, Primary School, Homework

10 Great Books to Read Aloud to Your Tween

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Yes, I still read to my ten-year-old.  He can read perfectly well by himself and will happily immerse himself in Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket and a wide range of non-fiction but I will still read a chapter or two of a cracking good novel to him most nights. 

Topics: Parenting, Literacy, High School, Primary School

Friends Without Borders: Crossing the Generation Divide

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After church one Sunday, I watched an elderly lady donate $50 to sponsor a teenager on youth camp.  "What else can we do for our young people?" she asked, "And how can we get to know them?". Despite a large contingent of teenagers in our church, I am sorry to say that 'getting to know them' is no easy task - the older members of the congregation would be lucky to even come in contact with one.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, Community

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