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App preps parents and pupils for back to school

1 February, 2016

Tips for kids starting primary school, preparing for boarding school, and strategies to thrive in year 12 are just some of the back to school updates for parents on the Coalition’s popular Learning Potential app, as around 3.8 million students start the new school year. Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham said the free Learning Potential app is “filled to the brim” with more than 160 hints and ideas for parents to help get their children ready for the year. Minister Birmingham said there’s plenty parents can do to help give their children the best possible start. “Beyond the essential... Read more »

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