Resources for parents & carers

This page is designed to support parents and carers supporting young people who are studying online during this time.  We will regularly update it with new ideas & tips for how to support studying from home.

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Back to school preparation tips for parents & carers 

We have put together a back to school preparation tip sheet for parents and carers on the advice from the Department of Education & Training. Here you will find some practical tips for getting ready and supporting students for online learning from home. 

Banyule Youth Services are offering our free 30-minute Individual Support sessions to young people from local schools and their families. 

You can organise a time to chat about:

  • General discussions about your wellbeing
  • Practical strategies for staying healthy and well
  • Things to do at home during self-isolation
  • Supporting young people in your family & advice for studying from home plus more.

To make a time or to find out more, you can message us here via Inbox message, call 9457 9855 or email banyuleyouth@banyule.vic.gov.au

Ideas from Banyule Youth Services to support young people in your home with their online study

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Education resources & tips for parents

Student Voice Hub

Here’s what we know about school for Term 2... find heaps of helpful information to support young people young people learning from home. 

https://studentvoicehub.org.au/blog/faq-covid19-and-term-2/?utm_source=YACVic+newsletters&utm_campaign=95c466453a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_30_11_21_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8ad3196cbd-95c466453a-103191701

Student Voice Hub

ABC Education

ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers. This is the perfect place to start your learning journey.

https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/home

School on TV

From Tuesday 14 April your child’s day might involve being told to watch ABC ME! That's because ABC ME is going to be showing educational programming from 10am - 3pm every weekday for Term 2. Mornings will start with primary school content, and move to secondary school in the afternoon.

Check out the program guide and  more information here! https://www.abc.net.au/tveducation/

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eSafety Commissioner

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner focuses empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online. They provide extensive information and resources for children, young people, parents and educators. In addition to information and education they also provide support around online bullying and abuse.

https://www.esafety.gov.au/

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DEET (Department of Employment, Education & Training) page to support learning from home

This is the DEET (Department of Employment, Education& Training)  page to support learning from home – with heaps of online education resources to explore. You can select which title best suits you eg:  student, family or teacher. There are key topics of interest to explore – like climate changes and links to videos about the topics and if you create a log in you’ll have more access to resources and create your own learning portal.

https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Secondary

Learning from home information for parents

This page provides advice, tips and resources to help you support your child’s continuity of learning from home.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/learning/Pages/home-learning.aspx#link37

Supporting parents to continue education at home

A new literacy and numeracy resource ​for parents of children aged 0-12 can help to keep learning moving forward at home.​

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/classrooms/Pages/resourcestoptipsparents.aspx

Top tips for effective online learning

The teachers at Virtual School Victoria have compiled their top insights into how you can best engage learning from home students.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/classrooms/Pages/approachesonlinelearningtoptips.aspx

 

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Articles 

Check out these articles for tips on keeping kids learning at home. 

Five tips for keeping kids learning at home

As schools in several Australian states close their doors, many parents are concerned about the disruption to their child’s education. So, what’s the best way to keep kids learning at home?

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/five-tips-for-keeping-kids-learning-at-home

Some further articles for tips

A great article to help get your head around tech needs for online learning

https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-school-closures-guide-tech

9 tips for parents navigating online learning with their children due to Coronavirus

Some advice for navigating this new frontier of online education with your children.

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/tips-for-parents-online-learning-with-children

Back to school tips for parent

Here a 5 back to school preparation tips for parents

https://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/2736073/5-back-to-school-preparation-tips-for-parents-