We have been discussing Sleep! We all know how important sleep is, and parents have been telling us about the challenges facing families and children as they chase quality sleep. But is it really quality over quantity? Topics in this E-News include Sleep Works Wonders Play Matters VCAA – Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority NAPLAN…

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VPC is a community partner for the CLASS-research project at the Turner Institute at Monash University and are supporting recruitment for this exciting research project. The team is looking for Year 7 students, living in Melbourne to be part of this important research into teenage sleep. For more information, take a look at the #VPCLive…

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Earlier this term on 9 February, we supported the Safer Internet Day (SID) -“Together for a better internet, raising awareness about online safety. The E-Safety Commissioner organised a live Virtual Classroom webinar to test your students’ ability to detect fake news and misinformation online. This event “Be an eSafe kid: Fake news, real harms”, will…

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SARAH HUMPHREYS

Sarah Humphreys is a freelance education consultant with a focus on inclusion and developing and promoting curriculum access for all.  She is passionate about building positive relationships between parents and schools to support genuine inclusion. Sarah has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of London. She has worked in both regular and…

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Justin Coulson

After a successful radio career Justin returned to school in his late 20’s where he earned his psychology degree from the University of Queensland and his PhD in psychology from the University of Wollongong. Since then he has written multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and scholarly book chapters, as well as several books and ebooks about…

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Amanda-Lecaudee

Amanda is an experienced academic life coach, executive function coach and organising expert who works closely with schools and students to ensure they are equipped with simple and effective organisational, time management and study skills, which are key to their success and enjoyment at school and in life. She regularly speaks and conducts workshops for…

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Kelly George Profile pic

I’m Kelly. I’m an Aussie who is currently living in a rainbow caravan, travelling our beautiful country. Along for the ride is my husband of 17 years, Daniel, and our five children – Gabrielle, 14, Holli and Asha, 13, Rex, 12, and Forrest, 9. None of our children have ever been to school (or kinder,…

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Linda McNeil

Over two decades, Linda McNeil has worked with schools, school systems, parents and parent associations to advocate for parents, build relationships and manage conflict.  She believes that the beauty lies in the liminal space where schools and families encounter each other to build the best environment they can for all children. Linda is a well-known speaker on parent…

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Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best  known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach.  His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now 10 Things Girls Need Most are in four million homes and 31 languages.  They…

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Dr Debbie Pushor

In this interview we hear from Debbie Pushor PhD. Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Debbie has engaged in narrative inquiries into parent engagement and leadership, a curriculum of parents, and parent knowledge. In her undergraduate and graduate teaching, Debbie makes central an often absent or underrepresented conversation about the positioning of parents…

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