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This month we highlight great articles for term one, plus a feature in support of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Perfect to share with parents in your newsletter, Facebook page, and other communications.

You can also request Learning Potential brochures for your parents - see below for details.
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Tips to help get ready for school
Getting your child ready for school in the morning can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. These tips will help you and your child get a great start to the day.
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Getting a grip on pencil grip!
Developing a good pencil grip will help your child learn to write neatly, quickly and without getting a sore hand. These ideas will help your child by developing the fine motor skills that are needed.
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We're all in this together
No matter how much or little time you have, this article has ideas for how you can contribute to your child's school - from simply staying in touch, to offering a hand, to contributing to the big picture.
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Get the wheels turning on the bus!
Do you spend time on public transport with your child? Here are some great ideas for when you want to turn travel time into learning time.
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Top tips for meeting teachers
First parent/teacher meeting coming up? A positive relationship with your child’s teacher can help your child do better at school, so try these tips to get things off to a good start.
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Every day counts: school attendance
When your child goes to school every day they will achieve their best. These tips will help your child turn up, achieve more and maintain a good attendance habit.
Artwork for National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
Friday 16 March is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
It's an important topic, so we're highlighting relevant articles from Learning Potential below.
You can also see the resources for schools on bullyingnoway.gov.au.
Learning about the Digital World
All about digital literacy and how you can support your child to develop their digital literacy skills.
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iParent
This hub created by the eSafety Commissioner helps parents make sure their kids get the best out of the online world – and stay safe.
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Bullying. No Way!
Facts about bullying and what you can do to help.
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Online bullying – what you can do to help
Signs to look out for and what you can do if you think your child is being bullied online.
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