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Home education, also often known as home schooling, is the term used for the practice in which children receive their primary and/or secondary education in the family home…

An overview article on What is Dyspraxia, including signs and symptoms and what treatment is available. Dyspraxia is broadly defined as a neurological disorder of motor co-ordination that involves…

This is an overview article on what is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is defined in the Dictionary as ‘an impairment or loss of the ability to read’. It comes from…

A diagnosis of autism is perhaps the most difficult a parent can face. Many children with autism live their lives cut off from any real communication with those…

Sensory processing is the mechanism by which we receive sensory messages and turn them into responses. Sensory Processing Disorder occurs when the child either under-responds to sensory stimuli…

Rosemary Murphy overviews the various treatments for ADHD, including medication, drug free options, and diet. 

Of all the learning difficulties, ADHD or Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder is perhaps the one of the most difficult for teachers to manage in the classroom and…

Ideas and strategies on encouraging boys to read focusses on their interests using magazines, websites and newspapers for older boys and series books for younger boys. Reading practice…

Reading is one of these fundamental, must learn skills and probably one of the things that causes us as parents and caregivers the most angst while our children…

There is huge emphasis placed on our children coming away from school at the end of their ‘education careers’ as literate and numerically capable beings, for want of…

Reading Recovery is a programme designed to help improve the reading ability of children who are struggling. Read more in Reading Recovery.

Dr Maria Montessori founded the first Montessori community in 1907 in the slums of Rome, Italy and an educational philosophy grew from her work with these fifty poor,…

Your child will be taught a core set of subjects when they go to Primary School.  Find out what those are and some further basics in Core Primary…

Your child is about to go to Primary School and you’d like an overview of the what, how, when, whys.  Read our Primary School System Overview to find your…

An au pair is a young person from abroad employed by a host family to care for their children. As a member of the family, au pairs provide live-in…

The Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf movement recognises that schools should be truly comprehensive: open to all girls and boys, with a curriculum for all pupils which is as broad as…

Giftedness is having a natural gift for something. We’ve all heard children refered to as “intelligent”, “genius”, “advanced” or “accelerate”. Often what we mean, without realising it or…

Trying to figure out how to transport your child to and from a new school can cause some problems.  Some students are entitled to School Transport help.

It can be scary and daunting to find your child needs special help through their education.  Find more about what this all means in Special Education Overview.

An independent school, more commonly known as a private school is another education choice available.  Find out more in our Independent Schools article.

OSCAR stands for Out of School Care and Recreation.  OSCAR programmes aim to meet the needs of children during out of school hours in a safe and fun…

Home schooling is basically just that, educating children in their home rather than in a school environment. Home schooling in New Zealand is also referred to as Home Education.

A glossary is always helpful. Here in our education glossary you can find explanations for all those education terms and anagrams you have heard and read.

Deciles and decile ratings are two terms we as parents hear a lot but what do they mean?  Find out and learn what deciles mean for your child’s…

Choosing a school for your child to attend can be difficult. There are all sorts of you need to know. Read more in our Choosing a School article.

The Board of Trustees is in charge of running the school and making any major decisions.  Learn more about the Board of Trustees in our article.