Developing Essential Early Literacy Skills at Home
Flinders recognises that parents are children’s first and most important teachers. We also believe that schools must be learning centres for all: students, staff, parents and the broader community to which they belong.
As a parent, every time you read a book, sing a song or bake a cake with your child in their early years you are helping them to develop vital literacy, numeracy and social/emotional skills that set them up for success in life.
Research tells us that these skills are the most reliable predictor of positive longer term educational outcomes, successful employability, and healthy personal and economic well-being.
At Flinders, we know that success starts early. That’s why we are committed to working with parents to assist in developing robust foundational skills and a love of learning.
All parents with children aged 4 to 7 years are invited to join Flinders Head of Primary, Trudi Edwards, along with Head of Junior Primary, Chris Curtain and Flinders teachers for this one-hour workshop.
Parents will learn how to engage their children in early literacy activities to help develop their confidence and competence to support a flying start to school. Participants will be provided with a booklet, full of ideas and strategies, to take home after the session.
Thursday, 1 August
6:30pm for 7pm - 8pm
Flinders Performance Centre
Refreshments will be served from 6:30pm.
Book your place at www.trybooking.com/BDJXQ
All parents with a child or children between 4 to 7 years of age are welcome to attend this one-hour workshop. As a community event, there is no requirement that your child is currently enrolled or will be enrolled at Matthew Flinders Anglican College.