Getting on top of communicating with schools

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 16 February 2017

11 mins

Starting school means learning how to be on top of all your child’s activities, sports days, library days and other school correspondence. These days, this can happen through the old fashioned note-in-the-bag, or perhaps email, even an app. 

Kate Highfield, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at Swinburne University gives us some advice on how to manage all the information coming your way.

She suggests:

Personal apps/ online tools

School apps

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