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Tips for parents and caregivers

"Earlier this year, as part of an RE program with Year 10, I decided to hold a World Café style event as a way of encouraging dialogue and communication" (The Rev'd Gillian Moses, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School)

World Café at school

“Dialogical tools such as World Café are really helpful in introducing students to ways of talking about serious topics, and for managing conversations where there may be different, strongly-held opinions,” says The Rev’d Gillian Moses from St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School


Learning the art of conversation

“Conversation enables parents to learn about their child. At the same time, parents are contributing to their child’s learning and construction of meaning…Conversation enables connection and reinforces the critical bond between a parent and child, reflecting the shared love and trust that contribute to a positive wellbeing,” says Chris Curtain from Matthew Flinders Anglican College


Lenten devotional guide for families

“Luke is saturated with eyewitness accounts of life-changing encounters with Jesus. This Lent help your family journey through Luke, learning more about some of these characters and their responses to Jesus, while reflecting on your own encounter with Jesus,” says Bettrys Lowe from St Bart’s, Toowoomba


How you can help your anxious child return to school in Queensland this week: Anglicare

This week marks the beginning of the school term for many students after the holidays were extended by two weeks due to the Omicron variant. With thousands of students excited about catching up with their friends at school, there are many families who are anxious about mask wearing, vaccination rates and the sharing of stationery. Anglicare’s Family Wellbeing Coordinator Justine Penny offers some practical tips