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Primary school

Growing happy, healthy children

Life can be challenging and may include many stressful situations. Parents and children can feel overwhelmed by different things at different times.

Try the following tips for supporting your child through primary school:

  • Connect with their classroom teacher.
  • Read every night! It could be a shared reading, they read to you, you read to them. 
  • Show them how to bounce back – when you stay positive, and try again, so will they.
  • Make sure they know mistakes are okay!

For some more information about supporting your child at school check out the below resources.​

For learning difficulties

For social and emotional information

  • Kids Matter primarily provides a range of fact sheets and information for primary aged students in the realm of social and emotional competence and mental health.
  • The Poppy Centre provides a safe place, and services to improve mental health and wellbeing.
  • Visit the Bullying No Way website for teachers, parents, schools, students support and resources.
  • Programs available for young, pre-teen and teenage children who would like help managing worry and anxiety:

    • The Brave Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of anxiety. The program provides ways for young people to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents.
    • ​Bravehearts key purpose is to educate, empower and protect Australian kids from sexual assault.

For nutrition and healthy lunch ideas

For school refusal