Helpful Resources for Families

Department of Education Parent Website

Parents and families can get information from the Australian Government on parent engagement in learning, Government initiatives and programmes that benefit parents, and information on schools and early childhood services. This page has links to useful information for parents.
https://www.education.gov.au/parent-information

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/resources-for-parents

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/resources-for-families

 

Future School Term Dates 

This Dept of Education page outlines all future scheduled term dates for primary and secondary students in public schools in Western Australia (all dates are inclusive).
www.education.wa.edu.au/web/at-school/school-life/future-term-dates

 

School Curriculum and Standards Authority

The School Curriculum and Standards Authority sets curriculum policy directions for Kindergarten to Year 12 schooling in Western Australia. This site also contains information about NAPLAN and WAMSE testing that students participate in.

https://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/

 

Crunch and Sip Program

Campbell Primary School is a Crunch and Sip school where students have a set break to eat salad vegetables, fruit and to drink water everyday. Giving students the chance to re-fuel with fruit or vegetables helps to improve the physical and mental performance and concentration in the classroom as well as promoting long term health. More details can be found at the following link
www.crunchandsip.com.au/program-info/about-crunchsip/

 

‘Never stop reading!’ Resources

Reading is a fundamental skill your child will use for the rest of their life – so why stop when they’re just getting started? Sharing stories and reading aloud with your child strengthens their skills in reading, writing and comprehension. It builds their confidence and sense of security. It creates those special moments with your child that you cherish. That’s why you should Never Stop Reading!

Learn more about building a love of reading in your child with our resources for parents. You’ll find some fun ideas for reading aloud with your child, and our starter guide of stories to start with that your child will love, kindly provided by the experts at the State Library of Western Australia

www.education.wa.edu.au/neverstopreading

 

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Triple P is the flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies and confidence to handle any parenting situation.

https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au-uken/triple-p/

 

Be You

Be You builds on the success and learnings from five existing programs aimed at promoting social and emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people in the education space: KidsMatter Early Childhood, KidsMatter Primary, MindMatters, Response Ability and headspace School Support. Be You is building on the evidence base and ten years of experience of these programs. These programs are now integrated into Be You – one single, national initiative delivered through early learning services, primary and secondary schools.

https://beyou.edu.au/

https://www.campbellprimaryschool.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Canning-Vale-College-Coping-and-YP-Nov-2018-update.pdf

 

Bullying No Way

The Bullying. No Way! website for Australian schools is managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group which has representatives from all states and territories, including the Catholic and independent schooling sectors.

https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/

 

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online – just as they would offline.

They provide online safety education for children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying and address illegal content through the Online Content Scheme.
www.esafety.gov.au

 

Student Well Being Hub

Support for students, parents and teachers to create a learning environment that promotes student well being and the development of respectful relationships.

www.studentwellbeinghub.edu.au

 

The Online Safety Resource Guide for Adults

This is an in-depth guide to online safety by Review Lab and has been recommended by school parents. It is well worth a look.

Despite the ever-present threat of cyber crime, many people assume it won’t happen to them. But that’s not always the case. With your credit card information, bank account number, passwords and emails all stored somewhere on your computer or on the cloud, you can’t afford to take chances. That’s why Review Lab put together this resource guide that is jam-packed with more than 60 individual resources aimed helping you stay safe online, including resources for safe online shopping, identity theft resources and more.

www.reviewlab.com/online-safety-guide/

 

Ysafe

Ysafe is one of Australias leading cybersafety experts. Ysafe was established to bridge the knowledge gap and to ease the fear of parents that their children know more about the cyber world than they do. Useful information on cybersafety can be found at their website
www.Ysafe.com.au

 

Family Zone

Family Zone is one of the world’s leading tools for managing your child’s online behaviour. Family Zone allows parents to set bedtimes for kids, control websites and social media platforms their child has access to, and provides security both in and outside of the home.

Family Zone is one of the world’s leading tools for managing your child’s online behaviour. Family Zone allows parents to set bedtimes for kids, control websites and social media platforms their child has access to, and provides security both in and outside of the home.
www.familyzone.com

 

The Friendly Schools bullying prevention website

Friendly Schools is the first anti-bullying initiative for schools developed through extensive research with Australian children and adolescents. It is recognised nationally and internationally as a comprehensive, evidence-based framework that can reduce bullying behaviour. The Friendly Schools initiative has been designed to align with both the Australian Curriculum and the National Safe Schools Framework.
www.friendlyschools.com.au

 

Dyslexia Speld Foundation 
If your child is experiencing persistent learning difficulties in literacy and/or math development you may be interested to attend the free information evenings.

http://dsf.net.au/

 

Early Childhood Australia  
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. The resources and links on this website take you on a wonderful, informative journey each time you visit the site.

www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au

 

Women’s and Children’s Health Network: Parenting and Child Health  
A resource for parents and caregivers on everything related to the health and development of children.

www.cyh.com

 

Literacy: more than reading and writing
Visit this website to find out how you can help your child start to develop literacy skills before commencing school. Their learning journey begins at birth!

http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=122&id=1601

 

The Australian Parenting Website  
There is something of interest for every parent and caregiver on this website. Click on the Main Menu to select from the drop down list to choose links relevant to the age and needs of your child. The special needs information is current and provides useful information about services and support.

www.raisingchildren.net.au

 

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

 

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Triple P is the parenting program that helps make raising kids easier. It gives you tips and ideas to help raise happy and confident kids; see more of the behaviours you like and less of the ones you don’t; and have better relationships with your family.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is available to parents and carers of children in Western Australia, thanks to the Department of Education, Child and Adolescent Health Service, WA Country Health Service, and the Department of Communities. Private providers also deliver Triple P.

Free Triple P Seminars are being offered in various locations. Other Triple P programs may be available in selected regions, with more to come in the future. Most providers offer free sessions.

https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au-uken/triple-p/

 

Relationships WA

Relationships Australia WA provides relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities and can  assist with a variety of issues or topics. For more information visit their website.

https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/

 

Raising Bilingual Children

If you’re raising bilingual children, there are many resources that can help. This page provides links to bilingual, multilingual and multicultural resources across Australia.

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/bilingual_children_resources.html/context/1696

 

Office of Multicultural Interests

OMI provides information, advice, funding, training and support to communities and community organisations to help build strong communities that maintain and share their diverse cultures and participate actively in all aspects of Western Australian life.

https://www.omi.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

 

Multicultural Services Centre

The Multicultural Services Centre provides a range of programs and services to migrants and refugees. This website provides information about the various programs and services that the Centre provides

http://mscwa.com.au/

 

WA health system Multicultural Services Directory

This Directory (PDF 496KB) is a compilation of programs and services offered by the WA health system that directly address or are inclusive of health needs of Western Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD). It also includes those that are provided by community based organisations which are funded by the WA health system.

 

Cyber Savvy

Web resource for students, parents and schools to address issues associated with image-sharing

http://cybersavvy.com.au/family/

 

CyberParent Web App

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launced a web app called CyberParent which encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes.

CyberParent covers topical issues such as:

  • Internet terms and definitions
  • Information about social media and descriptions of popular apps
  • Information about different dangers for young people online e.g. cyberbullying, online gaming and grooming/recruitment
  • Practical tips on healthy and safe internet use
  • Where you can go for help

http://amf.net.au/entry/cyberparent

 

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

https://kidshelpline.com.au/

 

Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network is the complete resource for Australian parents, taking you from pregnancy to newborns to teenagers. We offer evidence-based content you can trust on hundreds of topics about raising children and looking after yourself as a parent.

http://raisingchildren.net.au/

 

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings has been developed by the State Library of Western Australia as a family literacy program that supports parents as their child’s first teacher.

It works through strong partnerships with public libraries, local governments, health professionals and schools to:

– build awareness in the whole community of the value of reading and sharing stories with young children from birth;

– encourage and support parents in sharing books and activities that foster language and a love of reading with their young children; and

– promote the vital role of public libraries as community hubs that provide ongoing support to parents and caregivers in giving their children a love of reading.

https://www.better-beginnings.com.au/

 

Better access to mental health care – Fact sheet

Information about Medicare rebates available to patients for selected mental health services provided by GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists and eligible social workers and occupational therapists.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-ba-fact-pat