News Category: Parent Connection

Uniform Shop Opening Times

Cowan and Lewis Uniform Shop Opening Times The current hours of operation for the uniform shop at the West Gosford warehouse (3/6 Bowen Crescent, West Gosford) are: Monday and Friday between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm Contact information for Cowan and Lewis is as follows: Telephone:  9449 9777 Email:  sales@cowanlewis.com.au Website:  https://cowanlewis.com.au The following exceptions… Read more »

Parent Ideas – Successfully Transitioning Students Back to School

The recent home-schooling experience of Australian students is about to end with most states and territories transitioning kids back to school. For parents, many of whom have discovered just how complex teaching can be, the return to school will be a welcome relief. For children, going back to school may bring a mixed bag of… Read more »

Free Webinar – Understanding Techno Tantrums

Our school has a membership with Parenting Ideas, one of Australia’s most trusted sources of parenting education and support. As part of this membership, all the parents in this school community can attend some fantastic webinars in 2020 at no cost. We’re pleased to let you know about an upcoming webinar. Understanding Techno Tantrums In… Read more »

Parenting Ideas – Charting a New Course for Kids

Charting a new course for kids post COVID-19 While we’ve been denied access during the COVID-19 pandemic to activities such as playing group sport, spending time in a café or meeting with friends, there’s been plenty of upside too. Discussions with friends reveal that family life has been a big beneficiary from the physical distancing… Read more »

Expect More from Kids – Parenting Ideas

Studies show that parent expectations are a powerful predictor of student success and wellbeing. As children are required to spend more time at home over the coming months, your expectations about your children’s behaviour and performance are more critical than ever. While there may be a temptation to shield children and young people from hardship… Read more »

Establishing a Personal Learning Centre – Parenting Ideas

With many students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic a suitable home workspace becomes a significant issue. Meal tables, breakfast benches, even couches are now being turned into place of learning.   With many students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic a suitable home workspace becomes a significant issue. Meal tables, breakfast benches, even couches… Read more »

College Uniform Terms 2 and 3

Due to the difficult financial situation faced by many families and lack of lead in time to organise a winter uniform, the following uniform requirements apply for Terms 2 and 3. The following uniform requirements apply for Terms 2 and 3: Students welcome but are not required to wear College blazer. Summer uniform permitted while… Read more »

Parenting Ideas – Coping and Anxiety Guides

Parenting Ideas:  E-Book – Coping and Tools for Managing Teenage Anxiety Kids typically face many hardships, frustrations and difficulties as they go through different stages of development. How stressful these everyday events are for children will depend on many factors  including their own spirit, the support they get from home and their coping skills.  For… Read more »

Free Webinars Available to our Parents

St Edward’s College subscribes to Parenting Ideas, which is one of Australia’s most trusted sources of parent education and support. As part of our membership, our parents and College community can attend some fantastic free webinars this year at no cost (the general public are charged $37 for each session).    So why not enjoy… Read more »

Free Webinar – Helping Siblings Resolve their Fights

With family members living in close proximity during the current COVID-19 pandemic, parents may find an increase in sibling squabbles.  This is understandable as any relationship is tested to its limits by excess time and lack of space. Sibling squabbles usually arise over low level issues such as space (“He’s sitting in my seat.”), possessions… Read more »