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Our super list of great ideas for kids at home – updated

We can get out more, but there's still lots of time at home. Here's our growing super list of resources to keep kids of all ages (including big kids) engaged and entertained while they are at home – Lego workshops, classic biscuit recipes, Australia's sporting treasures, and more.

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Leaf lessons: Autumn learning ideas for your young children

The wonderful hues and changes of autumn can be a fun way to learn for younger children, writes ISV's Lili-Ann Kriegler. She shares her ideas for families in this article and short video.

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A checklist to look after your child’s digital health and safety

Concern about the online safety of young people has heightened during #stayathome. Here's a checklist to help keep them safe, from Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, at Strathcona Girls Grammar.

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Welcome to our new-look website

The Parents Website has a new look. Read this welcome message from Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria, about how the website is supporting families.

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A message of Hope from Paul Kelly to our young poets

We asked the legendary singer, songwriter and poet Paul Kelly to send a message to young poets for our Student Poetry Competition. Watch Paul's video, and be inspired.

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How boredom can inspire creativity

Are your children complaining of being bored? Let it happen - and let them discover the possibilities, writes Sally Kenney.

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How to help Year 12 students get through a tough year

Keeping a routine, maintaining perspective, and staying connected - these are some of the ideas from University of Melbourne experts for families to support their Year 12 students, writes Joe Sullivan.

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Learning at home: Our big list of great resources

Following our super list of great ideas for kids at home, we've created a list of home learning resources for parents and kids, to complement the at home learning provided by schools.

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