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Read It Out Loud

Why both children and adults can benefit from reading out loud, writes Shane Green.

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How to Get Your First Job

Getting the first job for a teenager can be daunting. Helen Green offers some practical advice, writes Helen Green

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Best of the Web

How children can make friends, accepting messy teenage rooms and learning in the supermarket – our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

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‘The most wonderful gift’

Earlier this year, we featured the work of Fiona Luth's Fiji Book Drive. She reports back on the remarkable impact the project is having.

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Keeping Safe

Kate Fitzsimons lost her sister Nicole, pictured, in a motorbike accident in Thailand. Now she gives a powerful message to senior students: keep safe on schoolies, writes Shane Green.

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The Education Funding Debate

Funding for schools has been a hot topic this week, after the Australian Minister for Education Minister Simon Birmingham said that some 'wealthier private schools' were 'overfunded'. Read the view from Independent Schools Victoria, and summaries of what the editorialists are saying.

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Learning: Why Parents are so Important

What parents say and do have a critical impact on academic achievement, writes Sivanes Phillipson.

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Best of the web

Not asking 'how was school', motivating teenagers and debilitating anxiety in children – a selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

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The Gift of Education

As part of a continuing series, The Parents' Website celebrates the great community work by Independent school students and staff.

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