International Children's Book Day
'Feasting on Literature' (PDF download) - 2 pm, Saturday 6 April
Occupational Therapy - Teachers Professional Development
The following are links to downloadable .PDF documents:
- Core Strength - Presentation | Handout
- Dyspraxia - Presentation | Handout
- Fine Motor - Presentation | Handout K-2 | Handout 3-6
- Sensory Processing - Presentation | Handout
Occupational Therapy - Fact Sheets
- 'Building Grip & Pincer Strength in the Classroom' - Children who have weak grip and pincer strength are likely to have difficulty with activities that require pinching or maintaining grasp, such as holding a pencil, but this can be alleviated by completing activities for only a few minutes each day in your classroom.
- 'In-Hand Manipulation in the Classroom' - In-hand manipulation refers to the ability to use the fingers and thumb of one hand to adjust and manipulate an object after grasping it. With practice, children can develop the small muscles in their palm and fingers to help them move objects around within the hand itself.
- 'Liberating Left Handers' - It is important not to think of being left handed as 'wrong'. Being left-handed means your child will have to make some adaptations and adjustments to the right handed world they live in, but trying to change their hand dominance can cause long term damage.
English and ESL
Sport and Advertising – a unit of work focusing on critical literacy for middle years students, written by the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training, in conjunction with Education Tasmania (NT Curriculum Framework documents)
ANZAC landing at Gallipoli interactive website
AMPS – Australian Multimedia for Physics website. HSC Physics worksheets, lesson plans and videos
Science Alliance at the University of Sydney
The Better Health Channel – excellent health and lifestyle resources from the Victorian Government’s Department of Health
UniServe Science teaching resources for K-12
Regular on-campus events
Social Inclusion News and Information
Contextual factors that influence the achievement of Australia’s Indigenous students: Results from PISA 2000-2006
Cultural and social inclusion: what are they key issues?
Interventions early in school as a means to improve higher education outcomes for disadvantaged (particularly low SES) students
School Site University Compacts
The secret to being a successful school in a disadvantaged setting
Trends in young participation in higher education: core results for England