Episode 56: NAPLAN And Why It’s Irrelevant 

In this solo episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare answers a question that she gets asked a lot, what is the best age to start school? The answer is of course unique to each child. It’s more about their developmental readiness than how many candles are on the birthday cake. Clare shares three considerations for when you’re pondering this …

Episode 31: Nasty NAPLAN 

Let’s talk all about NAPLAN, the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy. It’s standardised academic testing for all Australian students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 which assesses reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy. Listen in to hear 3 keys limitations of NAPLAN, as well as 4 ways that we can minimise the damage. You may also like to read the …

Nasty NAPLAN

I’m not a fan of NAPLAN. In fact, many teachers aren’t. And the same can be said for hundreds of parents out there.