2018

Dads & Reading

Posted By Irena Sikorska,
Is it important for dads to read to their kids? Does it give children something more than what they gain from mums reading aloud?    A recent study by the Murdoch Children's Research...

Socioeconomic status & your child's education

Posted By Irena Sikorska,
Why do students in some schools consistently out-perform students in other schools, year after year?   Ask five parents and five teachers that question and they'll likely give you very...

Learning to read is only the beginning

Posted By Irena Sikorska,
So you've stripped the alphabet chart from the pantry door, given your sight words set away and returned the early readers to the library. Your children are reading independently and your work here is...

For the love of reading

Posted By Irena Sikorska,
If I had to choose one action for every child which would improve their chances of doing well at school and at life, it would be this: read, for the love of it.   Read reguarly. Read widely....

School Choice

Posted By Irena Sikorska,
The issue of school choice is a relatively new one for Australian parents, and still a fairly foreign concept overseas.   When a country has a strong public school sector, with few, or even no,...