K-Blog

Helping children respond to change

Starting school can be an exciting time for children and their families and also a time of great anticipation. Last week as the 2016 Prep children participated in their first orientation morning at school, our parents were engaged in our first Transition Seminar, ‘Transition to School’, presented by School Psychologist, Sally Kenney.

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I just want my kids to be happy

What actually makes for a happy child? As part of Mental Health Week, Parents in Years 7-11 were invited to join the School Psychologist Ms Sally Kenney and School Counsellor and Chaplain Rev. Janet Costello in a lively discussion about life’s ups and downs and how to help our students find the happiness in between. We had a fantastic response to the seminar and Sally has kindly written up some information we thought you might find useful.

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How we use technology at Kilvington

Every day there seems to be a different news articles on the perils of exposing our children to technology. Whether it be too much screen time or a decline in traditional skills such as handwriting, parents are bombarded with many negative messages often lacking in context and without any positive views to add balance.

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10 Things That Make A Good Teacher

We all have our own memories of special teachers during our own time at school. Someone who inspired us, or motivated us to push ourselves further, or simply believed in us. At Kilvington our teachers don’t just focus on working through the curriculum, instead they understand that knowing their students and building strong relationships with… Read more »

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Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

We are very excited and proud to be hosting the first Code Camp in Australia in the September holidays, but what is code and why should we encourage our students to learn it?

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