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New Skoolbag app

Following a very successful trial, our School now has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name "Moorebank" in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For further instructions on how to install the app see the attached files: Download instructions (pdf 2844 KB) Once installed touch ...more then setup then choose which year/s you would like to receive push... Read more

Parents & Community Information Day @ Sydney Uni 31/07/14

Parents and community representatives are warmly invited to the Parent and Community Information Day at Sydney University on Thursday 31 July from 10:00am to 1:30pm. For more information download the brochure here: Information flyer (pdf 451 KB) Map of meeting area: Sydney Uni (pdf 97 KB)... Read more

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Building your child's reading skills

Here are some simple tips to encourage your child to become a strong reader and a book lover for the rest of their lives. Share a book at home Children love to hear a story read aloud. Try reading with different voices, lots of emotion, invented sound effects and funny faces. Change the tone in your voice and vary its loudness or softness. Have fun and enjoy it. It's a good idea to practise reading before sharing a book. Listen to your child talk about the story and the pictures. Try asking your child which parts of the books they found... Read more

Too sick to go to school?

Sometimes it's hard to know if your child is really coming down with something or just suffering a bout of Mondayitis. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. However, if they miraculously recover by 11:00am, ready to race around the backyard, keeping them in bed all day may send the message that staying home isn't nearly as much fun as going to school. The School A to Z website's Too Sick For School? chart will help answer your questions about common childhood illness... Read more

Surviving the HSC

If your child is studying for the HSC, you're probably feeling the stress too. Many parents want to help but don't want to interfere. As well as pre-exam tension, there are other common factors that can make life seem even more challenging for the whole family. Year 12 is often the year when students: lose interest in school develop an intense relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend get their driver's licence experiment with legal or illegal drugs have a part-time job develop an eating disorder suffer from depression. If any of these... Read more

Shuffle Night

MHS CAPA presents Shuffle Night

Music, Drama, Art and Dance! School Hall, Wednesday 28th May 2014, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Tickets $5 available at the door.... Read more

Social media, kids and privacy

Regardless of your child's age, the world may already know a lot more about them than you suspect. According to recent research: 92% of children under the age of two have a digital presence (it starts with proud parents posting newborn baby photos on Facebook or Instagram) a quarter of Australian children aged between eight and 12 use Facebook, despite the minimum age for a user being 13 more than 20 per cent of tweens publish photos of themselves on the photo-sharing website Instagram young people between the ages of 14 and 19 have an... Read more

Your path to Sydney Uni 2014 - An information evening for students and parents

If you're considering university next year, you probably have a lot of questions. What can you study? How much will it cost? What marks do you need to get in? What happens if you don't get that mark? These questions and more will be answered at an information evening this month. Come along and meet staff and students who will tell you all about the many pathways to study at the University of Sydney, and how to secure your place there. When: Wednesday 21st May 2014 6pm-9pm Where: Whitlam Room, Revesby Worker's Club, Brett St., Revesby For more... Read more

What parents need to know about Kik

It seems that every few months a new social media platform or mobile app emerges and becomes popular with young people in our school community. Suddenly "everyone" is on it, according to our children. It's hard for most adults to keep up. Many parents will have recently heard about Kik Messenger and are wondering if it's safe for children. Here are some facts from the School A to Z website's technology guide: What is Kik Messenger? Kik Messenger is a free texting app available on iPhone, iPad, Ipod touch, Android, Windows, Samsung Galaxy and... Read more

The benefits of team sports

Winter sports are getting underway and many parents will soon be getting out of bed early on cold weekend mornings to transport their children to sports fields across town. The good news is that even if your child's team never scores goal, they're benefitting significantly from simply being active and involved. The long list of benefits for your child includes the development of: cooperation and teamwork skills leadership skills respect for teammates, opponents and officials a sense of belonging and team membership social interaction skills... Read more

Meeting your child’s teacher

Meeting teachers to discuss your child's progress or behaviour can be daunting, but there's no need to feel anxious. Remember, you and the school are partners in your child's learning. Whether it's regular parent -teacher interviews or a one-off request for a chat, these useful tips will help you get the most out of your meeting. Do your homework Take a few minutes before your meeting to jot down any questions or comments you have. Go with the right attitude Try to approach the interview with a positive and relaxed attitude. Don't be afraid to... Read more

Resources for parents from Bridges to Higher Education

Is University for my child? Resources for parents from Bridges to Higher Education Bridges has developed a flyer and video for parents, to answer some of the key questions they may ask when considering whether higher education is right for their child. Click the link below to view the video: The flyer is now available in six languages as well as English. Click the link below for information in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Farsi, Arabic, Samoan and Hindi. http://www.bridges.nsw.edu.au/resources/resources_for_parents... Read more

The most important skill to teach your child

One common trait all successful adults have is resilience. The ability to bounce back from disappointment is something we have the opportunity to teach our children every day. As our kids constantly remind us, life isn't always fair. Is it a parent's role to constantly try to make life fair? How do we balance the desire to shelter and protect our children with the need to teach them how to cope with life's disappointments? The School A to Z website asked top teachers all over NSW for their tips for parents on developing resilience so children... Read more

Year 11 Parent Information Night

Parents of Year 11 students are invited to attend an information night on Wednesday 19th March 2104 in the School LIbrary. The topic is "Expectations of Senior Studies" and presentations include: Elevate Education ~ How to support your child through the HSC without becoming the enemy; HSC and ATAR myth busters; What is a syllabus and how should students tackle assessment tasks?; Making plans for post school options. Invitation notes are being issued this week. The registration slips are to be returned to your child's L2L teacher by Wednesday... Read more

Help with your child's homework in one click

The School A to Z app has been created by the NSW Department of Education to help parents and their school-aged children, wherever and whenever they have homework and study questions. It's available free for Android and Apple mobile devices, and is an essential tool containing: English A to Z - more than 350 definitions of commonly used English terms from primary and high school. Each word has an easy-to-understand definition based on the current school curriculum, with illustrations and help sheets explaining the rules of grammar. Maths A to... Read more

National HPV Vaccination Program

All year 7 plus the year 9 boys will be vaccinated under the National HPV Vaccination Program. The first of three vaccinations will be on Monday 24th February 2014. Please return the consent forms ASAP. If you would like more information about the program there is an educational animation available which shows how the HPV vaccine works in the body to protect against HPV related cancers and disease. The video can be viewed on the HPV website http://hpv.health.gov.au/ The HPV vaccine is being provided free in schools as part of the National... Read more

High Resolves Global Citizenship Program for Year 8

All year 8 students will be participating in the High Resolves Global Citizenship Program starting this week. High Resolves is a not-for-profit, non religious organisation that has developed this unique educational program for school students.The program involves participation in two full day sessions covering the concepts of Collective Identity and Justice. A copy of the student information note can be found under the Links and School Forms tab or further information is available at their website: High Resolves... Read more

Planning for success in 2014

Each year in high school brings new academic and personal challenges for parents and their teens. The School A to Z website has created a year-by-year guideto help you navigate the challenges and decisions your child will face as they commence Years 7,8,9,10,11 and 12. For example, if your child is commencing Year 8 or 10, they'll need to start thinking now about the electives they want to choose later in the year. All students can use a helping hand learning organisational and planning skills, regardless of whether they're settling into Year... Read more

Back to school

School Return Dates 2014

Please click the "Read More" link below to see information about return dates for 2014. Infomation about Stationary needs for 2014 can be found under the School years tab. Information about Course Fees can be found under the Our School tab. Tuesday 28thJanuary 2014 All staff return Wednesday 29thJanuary 2014 Year 7 and Prefects commence Thursday 30thJanuary 2014 Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 return... Read more

Books to ignite summer reading

The school holiday period doesn't have to be a time when children's reading and comprehension skills take a break. If you're wracking your brains for gift-giving ideas and summer activities, why not encourage your child to dive into book one of a series? Literacy experts advise that even reluctant readers and children who struggle with reading tend to be more likely to get bitten by the reading bug when they discover a book they enjoy is part of a series. By the end of the first book, the reader is familiar with the style, the setting and many... Read more

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