We’ve teamed up with Channel 10 and Coles to give our parent community the chance to WIN $5000 towards a Kitchen Garden for your school* thanks to MasterChef Australia. You could also win a $500 Coles Shopping Voucher for yourself!
Helping kids develop positive food habits through understanding fresh seasonal produce and how it grows, is harvested, and turned into delicious meals is important. That’s why Coles proudly supports the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation to deliver pleasurable food education in schools.
MasterChef Australia – Be watching from Tuesday April 20 at 7.30.
*Competition closes 12/07/2021 at 12.00 AEST. Entrants must be 18 years and over to enter. Total prize valued at up to $6,050 AUD. Permit approvals: ACT:TP 21/00517, SA:T21/479. Full terms and conditions at 10play.com.au/win
Send your children back to school this term with the confidence that they’ll bring everything home, thanks to My Name Label. Trusted since 1998, My Name Label makes customised labels for clothing, shoes, school bags, books, school supplies, and more!
Name labels are one of life’s little helpers:
Use code FLEXT2 at checkout to receive 10% off your order*.
* Offer valid until 30 April 2021. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount code. Purchase for personal or family use only. Products not available for resale.
KoddyBlock is a one-stop online platform that introduces computer science principles, programming, and coding to kids in an enjoyable and gamified way.
Flexischools customers have exclusive access to KoddyBlock’s four-week online program! Based on Australian and NSW Digital curriculum, children (years K-6) can have fun while learning to code through concept lessons, activities, and STEM projects. Kids can even create their own games!
Use code AGFLEXI20 to purchase a four-week KoddyBlock subscription for $100 (RRP $125).
NSW parents can get the coding subscription for free by using your Creative Kids Voucher! Offer is valid until 26 April 2021.
Accessible technologies help students overcome challenges and unlock their full potential by addressing the diversity of needs. When a creative twist is applied to even the simplest of tools, the learning can be limitless. Microsoft has many tools available, from simple to robust, to help students in multiple aspects of learning.
We sat down with Troy Waller, Learning Delivery Specialist and Accessibility Lead at Microsoft Education, to find out what parents need to know about their technologies to support accessibility for different needs.
Flexischools parents can try Marley Spoon with $40 off your first meal kit, $30 off your second, $20 off your third, and $10 off your fourth!
Simplify your weeknights and have their deliciously different recipes and pre-portioned ingredients delivered straight to your door.
Choose from more than 25 chef-designed recipes weekly. Cook with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Veggie and Vegan recipes available. Flexible subscription.
The Green Innovation Awards is an innovative science and environmental competition available for primary and high schools from the Gold Coast to Grafton.
Students are asked to demonstrate their innovative ideas in waste management, water management, building and packaging materials, agriculture, biofuels and renewable energy.
The competition taps into STEM subjects and is designed to meet curriculum outcomes.
Kinetic Education specialises in Maths and English, combining real tutors with online learning.
Kinetic will assess your child for FREE to identify any knowledge gaps holding them back. You see, learning is much like building a brick wall – with strong foundations and the right support, every child can learn. This is what Kinetic is all about and why they have been so successful helping 80,000 Australian kids over the last 30 odd years.
Kinetic Education are offering a limited number of Flexischools customers a free Maths assessment and 3 weeks free tutoring. And it starts from just $26 per week thereafter.
Skoolbo is an all-inclusive, innovative app that supports your child’s learning across reading, writing, numeracy, STEM, languages and brain games. Skoolbo is suitable for ages 4 to 10 and is a highly recommended resource to support your child's learning when working from home.
How can Skoolbo help if children are working from home?
Purchase a 12-month subscription for $20 (RRP $119.95)
Covid-19 has disrupted our world and also increased the focus on wellness and protecting our health, especially that of our precious family. So, it’s no surprise to hear that Google searches on what to eat for immunity have skyrocketed. Ultimately, we know that a healthy diet, regular physical activity, low stress levels and a good night’s sleep are the best immune boosting strategies. But are there specific foods that you should focus on when it comes to feeding your kids? Let’s check out the tried and true immune boosters.
If there is one small silver lining from this pandemic year, it’s been the growing interest in home cooking. In Australia, Google searches for ‘healthy recipes’ more than doubled during the first lockdown in April1, as our favourite restaurants and cafes were forced to shut down. Whilst the initial dusting off of old recipe books may have been born out of necessity, many Australians have discovered long lasting passions for transforming the humble meat-and-three-veg dinner into something a bit more special.
During this crazy time of our lives when the world seems upside down, we all need to practise more of the ‘eat, pray, love’ philosophy. We need to eat food that satisfies our bodies and minds, we need to pray that things turn back to “normal” as soon as possible and we need to give ourselves and our wider community as much love as possible to get through these trying times.
Being a parent is a tough job. Add a child’s food restrictions and life becomes a lot more complex. Food allergies are common challenges facing parents and schools, with studies reporting that one in ten Australian children are allergic to one or more foods. Unfortunately, the rate of allergy prevalence appears to be increasing, with figures suggesting a 100% increase in peanut allergy over the past 15 years and hospital admissions for anaphylaxis have doubled over the last decade.
Back to school signals the exciting start to another learning year. But let’s be honest, the biggest challenge often lies with us – the dedicated breakfast making, lunch planning and dinner rushed parents. Increasingly, research shows the importance of eating right not only for growth and development, but also for optimal learning, for mind and mood and for sport and play. Let’s explore the essential nutrients to focus on and practical tips for making the grade.
A snack or lunch order from the canteen will probably rate as a highlight of school for most Australian kids. Many parents too will have fond memories of their favourite school canteen moments. Days of paper bags filled with delicious sandwiches, dripping icy poles on hot summer mornings and jostling in the queues trying to beat the others to reach the front.
It’s almost back to school time and we’re about to look down the barrel of roughly 200 days (per child) of packing lunchboxes. Whether the thought of packing lunchboxes fills you with dread or excitement, these three back to school to dos will help get you more organised so packing lunchboxes is a more pleasant task.
In Australia, every school term has about 50 days and every school year has about 200 days. That’s a lot of days to pack lunchboxes! Then multiply 200 days by the number of children you have – now that’s a lot of lunchboxes to pack.
School’s gone back for the year which means we’ve got around 200 school lunchboxes to pack per child. Parents often tell The Root Cause that their biggest concerns around packing lunchboxes are:
In Australia, Easter has become synonymous with chocolate. Shops are loaded with variety, but if you’re like many, once you learn how additives and preservatives can affect children’s health, it’s hard to turn a blind eye. However, this doesn’t mean celebrations like birthdays, Christmas, and Easter need to be boring and tasteless.
It’s often said breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it breaks the fast our body has been on overnight. Breakfast recharges glucose to our body and this boosts our energy. It’s our energy that helps keep us alert and focused. This is why breakfast is especially important for school children.
Studies show that eating breakfast improves memory and attention, with an overall positive effect on cognitive performance. Therefore, it goes without saying that breakfast is an important meal.
However, it’s also a meal that is often skipped – an Australian study found that 14.8% of children skip breakfast. Teachers estimate that when a child comes to school hungry, they lose up to two hours of learning per day.
A guide for parents on identifying bully behaviour and how to deal with it. What is bullying? One in four students are bullied in Australian schools. It is an endemic problem that we need to teach our children to identify and into the future, have enough resilience to be a part of the solution.
Sometimes we label childrens’ behaviours towards others as bullying, when in fact it isn’t. Nasty, mean or rude behaviour is awful but it is not bullying. Nasty, mean or rude behaviour is something that we all need to learn how to deal with unfortunately, because it is a part of life and human behaviour.
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