Parenting Files

PARENTING: Motivating kids to do homework

Feeling the homework battle? Here's some great tips to motivate kids to do homework and without yelling!

Noticeboard

NOTICEBOARD: Buderim students prepare for a state battle of the minds

A team of seven Buderim Mountain State School students are preparing for the state Opti-MINDS final.

Preschool

EDUCATION: 10 awesome outdoor activity books for spring

Spring has sprung! Here are 10 of our favourite activity books to take the fun outdoors outdoors. And the best bit? They are all available at your local library – so it’s totally FREE!

Parenting Files

PARENTING: Why boredom is important

'I'm bored!' is a phrase all parents dread. But boredom is important for kids... here's why...

News

NEWS: 2018 Young Whale Warriors announced

SPIRIT of Gold Coast Whale Watching has announced the 2018 winners of its annual search for the Gold Coast’s Young Whale Warrior.

Life Stories

LOCAL LIFE: We meet... Plastic Boy!

Twelve-year-old Arlian Ecker from Byron Bay, known as Plastic Free Boy, is on a mission to unite and educate kids about the problems and solutions of plastic pollution. We chat to him to find out...

Education

EDUCATION: 8 ways to grow a kid's vocabulary, without them ever knowing!

Put the flashcards away, because growing a vocabulary can be fun!

Parenting Files

PARENTING: Controlling the Fortnite fever

Anyone else out there struggling to control the Fortnite fever? Here's some great tips to help...

Primary

MAKE & CREATE: Low-cost DIY Book Week costume idea

Stuck for Book Week ideas? Here's a great (and cheap) Book Week costume you can make this weekend!

Education

EDUCATION: The importance of the 'middle reader' years for creating lifelong readers

Karen McMillan, author of Elastic Island Adventures shares her tips on the importance of reading in the middle years.

Primary

EDUCATION: Do you use incentives to motivate children at school?

It's well known that success in school is closely associated with how much motivation a child has to learn. But how do you motivate a child to learn, and do incentives really work?

Places & Spaces

EDUCATION: Reduce, recycle, reuse… reread

One of the most sustainable resources available to families that is so often forgotten about can be found in the centre of every community.