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This edition of the Learning Potential Newsletter includes a range of articles for parents of teens, from talking tips to financial literacy. Great to share with families in your community through your newsletters, Facebook page, and other communications.
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Talking to teens about school
After school conversations can often feel one sided. Check out these ideas to get the conversation flowing and stay connected during the busy school week.
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Encouraging your daughter to develop an interest in STEM
Women in STEM are vastly underrepresented, which means girls are missing out on some wonderful study and career opportunities. Here are some tips to encourage girls in STEM.
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Helping your teen balance a busy schedule
Never enough hours in the day? Here are some tips to help your teen develop good time management skills to balance school with everything else.
 
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Helping your teen get into good financial habits
Developing financial literacy skills will help your teen make good financial decisions in the future. It's never too early to learn about how to manage a budget and get into good financial habits.
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Brain food - tips for hungry teens!
Being a teenager means there's lots of growing up to do! Help your teenager's growing body (and brain) with good nutrition.

 
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School reports can be a great learning tool
School reports can be a great way to check in with your teenager and start a conversation about how school is going. Read the article for some tips about how to use school reports as a learning tool.

Children are using the internet daily to connect with each other and the world around them. It is important to empower students to make wise choices, to look after their digital reputation and keep themselves and others safe while navigating the internet, apps and forming their own relationships both online and offline.
 
The Carly Ryan Foundation with support from Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Government of South Australia is offering workshops in each state of Australia. These detailed seminars will be offered to Year 5 - Year 12 school students, with the Healthy Relationships seminars offered to Year 8 - Year 12 school students.
 
The Carly Ryan Foundation also provides seminars for parents and the community and is a certified online safety program provider under the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s certification scheme.
 
For more information about the seminars, click here. For more information about the Carly Ryan Foundation, click here. If you are interested in booking a session, please contact info@carlyryanfoundation.com.
 



Preparing Secondary Students for Work - Illustrations of Good Practice
Six Illustrations of Good Practice videos and nine written case studies highlight great examples of schools across Australia supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students successfully transition to post-school destinations. The resources showcase high quality VET, vocational learning and career education programs from schools in metropolitan, regional and remote locations. These resources are available at:
http://www.pssfw.myskills.gov.au/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-secondary-students-illustrations-of-good-practice/.

 

A number of factsheets are also available to assist schools engage their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students in quality vocational learning and VET, evaluate their courses and identify areas that could be improved. These are accessible here: http://www.pssfw.myskills.gov.au/What-is-VET-delivered-to-secondary-students/.

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