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Learning Potential
High Schools eNewsletter #2

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Learning and the teen brain
(11-15 years)
Your teen’s brain is experiencing one of its biggest periods of growth, so you are likely to see changes in your teen’s way of thinking, emotions and behaviour. Find out what’s happening in your teen’s brain, and how you can support their learning and development through this amazing (and sometimes turbulent) time!
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Helping your teen deal with change
(11-18 years)
Change is a fact of life—sometimes good, sometimes bad. These tips will help your teen manage change, stay positive and keep learning.
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Helping with high school English
(11-18 years)
English classes change a lot when your teen moves into high school, and it can be difficult to know what you can do to help. Here are our top tips!
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Helping with high school maths
(11-18 years)
Maths often becomes more challenging when your teen starts high school, and this is often when kids start to lose confidence in their maths skills. Here are some tips to encourage your teen to stay positive about maths and keep on top of their maths learning.
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Talking about school reports
(11-18 years)
School reports give you the chance to talk with your teen about their progress - celebrating their successes, reflecting on areas for improvement, and setting goals for the future. These tips show you how.
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Staying connected with teens
(11-18 years)
It can be hard to stay connected with your teen when they are busy with school work, friends and extra-curricular activities, but it's still important. These tips will help! 
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Are you going to the
Parent Engagement Conference in Melbourne? It's a great opportunity to mix with and learn from colleagues and experts in enhancing children's learning outcomes through parent engagement!

Registrations close today!
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Principals have your say!
How do you support parent engagement practices in your school?

By participating in a short survey for primary schools or secondary schools, you can support improved understanding of effective parent engagement. The survey findings will help develop resources to assist principals across all sectors to gain practical ways of engaging parents in their children’s education.
This research is being undertaken in partnership by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, the University of Southern Queensland and Catholic School Parents Australia.
Have your say about regional, rural and remote education
– submissions opening in June!

The Independent Review into Regional Rural and Remote Education
seeks to address the challenges and barriers that affect the learning outcomes
for regional, rural and remote students.
Soon we will be seeking fresh ideas about what’s working in regional, rural or remote schools. We want to hear about existing or emerging innovative practices
that are helping these students succeed at school and in their transition
to further study and employment.

Find out more at the IRRRRE web page
or email your questions to
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