Mal Lee, Sue Lowe and Greg McKay
‘Successful Schooling Today’ is a series of some 70 plus short articles designed to provide parents, grandparents and carers advice on what they can do in collaboration with their school to improve their children’s success at school.
The articles will be published weekly throughout 2011 and 2012.
The series has been prepared in conjunction with Greg McKay a graphic artist, and Sue Lowe, the Principal of Broulee Public School and the teachers of the school.
The series is part of Broulee’s ‘Collaborative Schooling’ program that is seeking to involve its student’s homes more fully in the ‘teaching’ of the Broulee children, and to have them work collaboratively with the school’s teachers in improving the school’s learning outcomes and the children’s success at school.
The initiative recognizes the young learn 24/7/365, every moment they are awake.
It understands the home has a profound impact on the student’s educational attainments, but that attainment can be enhanced when the homes and the school’s work collaboratively.
It is also conscious the vast majority of the homes in the school’s community have very considerable and ever expanding digital technologies, ‘Net access and that in its parents, grandparents and community it has an immense and largely untapped ‘teaching’ resource.
This series is intended to assist the school’s community in making its contribution.
Mal has taken on, as a community service the converting the latest research into short 400 word articles hopefully all can understand.
Greg McKay a local graphic artist has, also as a community service provided the graphics.
Sue Lowe and the teachers of the school have taken Mal’s writing, assisted in ensuring it hits its target audience and provided the links to more detailed sources and to relevant work happening in the school.
The series focuses on the key educational building blocks that are under development from birth, those core processes skills and attitudes all children need to succeed at school and in life.
The topics can be viewed in full at http://www.broulee-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/SST1.html and details of each of those published can be read at the same link.
The series doesn’t touch upon specific curriculum matter.
The articles are being published weekly in the school’s e-newsletter and its website such that the wider community can benefit.