Good luck kids, says Mem­ber for Flynn

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MEM­BER for Flynn Ken O’Dowd MP has en­cour­aged par­ents to get in­volved in their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion, call­ing them the “first and best teacher”, while wish­ing stu­dents good luck be­fore classes started this week.

“We know that when a home en­vi­ron­ment en­cour­ages and sup­ports learn­ing, such as read­ing to your chil­dren ev­ery day, then kids do bet­ter at school,” he said.

Mr O’Dowd also urged par­ents to utilise the Fed­eral Govern­ment’s Learn­ing Po­ten­tial on­line por­tal, which in­cludes in­for­ma­tion for par­ents such as how to in­te­grate learn­ing for your child into every­day ac­tiv­i­ties, re­in­force what they’ve learnt at school, and ed­u­ca­tional games for kids to play.

Other links he in­cluded were to the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion’s Stu­dent Well­be­ing Hub, the depart­ment’s Child Care Fin­der tool, and the Bul­ly­ing. No Way! web­site.

“Ev­ery child de­serves the op­por­tu­nity to reach their full po­ten­tial, to learn, to be cu­ri­ous, to be sup­ported, and to en­joy school,” Mr O’Dowd said.

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