APFACTS Blog

Resilience: The biology of Stress & the science of hope

Published: Jul 10, 2019, No Comments.

“RESILIENCE is a fascinating documentary that eloquently explains the health-care issues that confront us directly and indirectly on a daily basis. But more than that, RESILIENCE gives us the solution to this problem. Rarely do you find a documentary that highlights a problem and gives a solution. It’s a film every educator, health-care provider, and […]

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To ban or not to ban: School mobile phone ban, a parent’s perspective

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The mobile phones in school debate is really hot right now isn’t it? We have had a student’s response to a ban, pleading that they should be allowed, as this technology is going to be a vital part of her future. And she isn’t wrong! We had had a Principal’s response saying there is no […]

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2019 Electoral Candidates

Published: May 13, 2019, No Comments.

Candidates APFACTS contacted all of the candidates in the 2019 elections and asked them three questions about education. We wanted to know what they thought about the current situation in the parent/school partnership, plans for NAPLAN and how they were going to fund education. Click on the above attached file to see their responses.

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NAPLAN! It’s everywhere right now!

Published: Apr 11, 2019, No Comments.

NAPLAN! It is everywhere in the news right now! Why even is it? The test dates are still over a month away! (Is anyone else thinking we might suffer from NAPLAN fatigue this year???) Well, it is in the news because the federal government has just conducted an inquiry into the administration and reporting of […]

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Collaboration In Inclusion : Keeping the ILP Alive

Published: Apr 4, 2019, No Comments.

We are so thrilled to continue to collaborate with Specialist Inclusion Services, Social Living Solutions and the AIS ACT to bring you a continuation of the Collaboration in Inclusion workshop series. This workshop we are delighted to be bringing the Conflict Resolution Service on board to provide some insight into having those tricky conversations. To […]

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Transport Canberra, I should get to choose how my children exercise. Active travel is NOT my choice!

Published: Mar 29, 2019, No Comments.

Transport Canberra new network, starting on the 29th of April, is has underpinned by the principle of “Active Travel”. On one hand it makes sense, the 2016 Census found the Canberra had the highest participation in active travel as a means of commuting to work than any other Australian capital city. However, Active Travel isn’t […]

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Bus letter

Published: Mar 4, 2019, No Comments.

Letter to Minister   The above form letter can be used to explain your issue with the new bus network to the transport minister.

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Canberra’s little experts have great lunchbox ideas to share with busy parents

Published: Jan 30, 2019, No Comments.

Ever wondered what kids think about packing a healthy lunch box? Some of Canberra’s kids tell us exactly what they think! It just goes to show that kids really are the little experts and they could teach us adults a thing or two about packing a healthy lunchbox. Watch the videos on the Fresh Tastes […]

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Collaboration In Inclusion: Individual Learning Plans

Published: Dec 17, 2018, No Comments.

                          APFACTS will be running a series of events next year around Inclusion, with a focus on parental collaboration and engagement in Individual learning plans. ILP’s, PP’s, IEP’s….Different names, different processes, different forms. It can be overwhelming and unclear as to what it […]

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Dr Kristy Goodwin speaks to APFACTS parents

Published: Oct 23, 2018, No Comments.

In September Dr Kristy Goodwin spoke to many of our parents about raising children in a digital age. She offered some invaluable insight into adolescence brains when added to digital devices! She presented great practical advice like “Green time after screen time” and explained why this was so important to a child’s brain. She also […]

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Australian Parents Council Survey

Published: Oct 16, 2018, No Comments.

Australian Parents Council want to hear what are the education and school issues that most concern you? What do you really care about? What education choices have you made and why did you make them? Do you care about opportunities, funding, fairness and/or choice? Are you worried there’s too much technology in the classroom, or […]

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Dr Kristy Goodwin: Raising Your Child in a Digital World

Published: Sep 10, 2018, No Comments.

APFACTS is proud to present Dr Kristy Goodwin with “Raising your Child in a Digital World” on September 24th at 7.30pm. Dr Kristy Goodwin, a digital parenting educator, author and researcher (& mum who also deals with her kids’ techno-tantrums), delivers research-based information to parents about the overwhelming and confusing task of raising young kids […]

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Celebration Day for Girls

Published: Jun 21, 2018, No Comments.

  Did you know that the average age for periods to start is 12.6 years but can be as early as 8 years of age? Are you prepared?? Come along to a presentation from Positive Menstrual Health Educators; Patricia Falcetta and Julia Dendrinos. Research shows that talking openly with your daughter about periods reduces anxiety […]

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e-safety presentation @ Edutech

Published: Jun 14, 2018, No Comments.

The Australian Parents Council presented a parent engagement session at the recent Edutech conference in Sydney. One of the presenters was Kellie Britnell from the office of the e-safety commissioner. She was a fabulous and engaging presenter who spoke about how to keep our children safe online and how the office can assit you in […]

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Media Release – Gonski 2.0

Published: May 1, 2018, No Comments.

APFACTS Media release

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APFACTS Blog

Published: Nov 27, 2014, No Comments.

WORLD TEACHERS DAY   Friday 27th October 2017 (Australia) Can you think of a time where a teacher’s influence was a turning point in your own life? My favourite teacher was Miss Leeton in Kindy and Year 1. I can’t even tell you what made her so special, but I can tell you that I was […]

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