WA Parents concerned over transition to high school

Something we often hear from parents of year 7 students is their concern over transition…

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Why good research skills matter – for learning and cyber safety!

In last month’s article, we broke down the skills necessary for effective essay writing. One…

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Essay writing skills can make or break success in high school

A huge trend we have noticed in high school is that students simply cannot structure…

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Large groups and worksheets: A waste of your money and your child’s time?

There has been concern raised from time to time about education support agencies that offer…

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Preparing for the school year ahead

Setting goals is a popular activity at the start of a new year. In fact,…

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The power of ‘yet'

In her praised TED Talk, Carol Dweck talks about introducing the idea of ‘yet’ into…

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The sports and study balance

Australian culture celebrates sport and the outdoors, and ours is a lifestyle to envy. Most…

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Small groups accelerate learning in the younger years

In a previous article, the benefits of small group learning were discussed. In this article,…

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Train like an athlete!

Many of us have been eagerly following our Australian athletes in Rio at the recent…

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Accelerate your English language proficiency for migration, work or study

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a test that measures the language proficiency…

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Homework stress v quality time at home

Our team at My Academy has heard a million stories about homework stress from parents,…

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How small group classes help kids learn

We all know that group learning fosters social skills, but why is small-group learning such…

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Australian tuition strengthened by standards

Tuition centres in Australia can now apply for accreditation, giving parents clearer choices in education…

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Why bright kids need support every week

Students who are struggling can certainly benefit from time spent one-to-one with a tutor each…

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Planning for success at school

It has been well documented that goal setting is important for students’ success at any…

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How Does Food Affect Performance in School?

Another Monday morning when the alarm has ‘mysteriously’ not worked again.  Everyone is rushing to…

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Working Together with Schools

Private tuition, known globally as shadow education, is a phenomenon worth looking into. Research from…

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Family Fun in Perth

We found some ideas for getting out an about with children these school holidays. Experience…

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Don’t Forget to Play

There is a lot of research suggesting the importance of play and getting outdoors. Play is also…

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Homework

To Give Homework or Not? Here at My Academy we are often asked by parents…

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How to Help Your High School Student Plan Their Career Future

As a parent you should guide and direct your soonto be high school graduate to…

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How to Tutor Difficult Students

Becoming a good tutor is no easy task; it takes practice and patience to come…

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How You and Your Child Can Choose the Right College

Entering the university is one step away from the real world. Although education is a…

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Why does Dance matter in education?

Dance has been a part of the Australian arts curriculum for students from early childhood…

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Useful exam tips for all ages…

Exam time can be just as stressful for parents, as it is for their children…

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Perth’s Young Creative Writer of the Year 2013 is announced!

The winner of this exclusive creative writing competition, organised by My Academy….. is Gianna Lawrence,…

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Learning a foreign language: a window to exploring the world

Did you know that 497 million people speak Hindustani? And 392 million people speak Spanish?…

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Perth’s Young Creative Writer of the Year Award News

Special judges announced  My Academy is delighted to announce that Deborah Burrows and UWA Creative…

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My Academy Launches the Perth’s Young Creative Writer of the Year Award 2013!!

  Perth’s Young Creative Writer of the Year Award is a prestigious competition which encourages…

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Wishful thinking: The benefits of reflection and creating a vision

By Eleanor Hubrecht Learning requires reflection. From an individual perspective, “It can be argued that…

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Helping kids to understand structure in writing – Part 2

In our first article on what parents can do to help their kids understand structure…

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Tips for tackling NAPLAN

The NAPLAN tests are designed to measure students’ knowledge and skills across Australia. However, because…

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Helping kids to understand structure in writing

Perhaps the most common area of need we see when students join My Academy for…

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Ain’t no passing phrase: Stop Bullying

Bullying has been at the forefront of media discussion in recent weeks thanks to the…

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Welcoming Change: Transition to a new school year starts now

Looking towards a new school year brings the excitement of new possibilities and also the…

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Mental Well-being in Children

There is a general trend in the media analysing the importance of mental wellbeing. According…

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Use your Number Sense! Maths in the Primary Classroom

In life we use Maths in a variety of situations, and in early childhood children…

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After NAPLAN

The NAPLAN tests are over for another year and after all the stress leading up…

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Start Early! The importance of planning to revise for exams

At My Academy, we often have students desperate to book in for cramming sessions around…

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The Road to English and Migrant Children

By Maxine There are many pressures associated with being a migrant. These include some social…

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Our Valentine Messages

Thanks to all our students and their parents for our wonderful Valentines! Here are some…

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Face to Face v Computer Based Learning

Article ‘Computer based tutoring’ by Australian Tutoring Association www.ata.edu.au Parents sometimes seek tutoring assistance through the…

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New Year New Goals: A guide to goal setting

Goal setting is something which many people can talk about without ever truly understanding just…

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Life after Year 12

You’ve finally finished your exams. Congratulations, you made it! Now you’ve got your summer holidays…

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Why should open-ended investigations be used for gifted and talented students?

An extract from ‘Independent Research and the Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus’, NSW Department of…

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Remedial Teaching in the Classroom & Beyond

How we can best address the needs of students with learning difficulties Students with learning…

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How to Study

How to Study – Article by Maxine It might sound like the most obvious thing…

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