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Preparing for NAPLAN

Student in  Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will shortly be taking part in NAPLAN (The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) tests. This can be a challenging time for you and your children who might be experiencing anxiety and stress. So what is NAPLAN and why are these tests required? NAPLAN is a general… Read more »

How does my child attending kindergarten benefit them attending school?

Lyn Pewtress, ELC Coordinator, discusses the benefits that a quality kindergarten program offers. Research suggests that a quality early childhood program provides a foundation for learning both socially and academically that will help a young child succeed in school. Here are 7 reasons programs such as ours are beneficial to children: 1. Kindergarten is a place… Read more »

Practising Resilience

Last year, Kilvington welcomed Hugh van Cuylenburg from The Resilience Project  to come and share the project’s philosophy of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness . Hugh’s presentation had a great impact on staff and students alike, and this year our Junior and Senior School student planners each feature components from the Resilience Project journals, including wellbeing trackers and pages for… Read more »

Top tips for a stress-free start to school

Uniforms have been cleaned, new shoes purchased, stationery is stocked up and everyone is gearing up for the new school year. Most of us feel a combination of excitement at the thought of starting a new job, and an element of fear that we aren’t up to it. For some children, starting back to school… Read more »

Celebrating World Teachers Month

Everyone has a story about a wonderful teacher they learned from at school. We are very proud of our teachers here at Kilvington, and in recognition of their hard work and care shown to our students, we have created a special video and posters to mark World Teachers Month.

The Strength Switch

Have you ever wondered – with a small, or perhaps large measure of guilt – why we sometimes expend more energy on what our children are doing wrong, rather than what they are doing right, thinking that if we fix their weaknesses we will make them strong and successful? According to Dr Lea Waters, author… Read more »

How Music Impacts on a Child’s Educational Journey

As I write this article, our ELC children are underway in preparation for our annual ELC Concert. This showcase will present a mix of favourite songs that each ELC group has rehearsed independently and collectively. On reflection, this experience has inspired me to write about the benefits of music, not just in early childhood, but… Read more »