Back to school tips

BACK TO SCHOOL: State school students will return to school on January 22. Photo: Jacob Wilson
BACK TO SCHOOL: State school students will return to school on January 22. Photo: Jacob Wilson

REALITY is about to kick in for students across Queensland with school returning on Monday January 22.

And with the long Summer break set to come to an end Jimboomba students are encouraged to follow some tips to make the transition back to school easy.

Key to Kids parent educator Megan Warren offered advice to make the process easy for parents and their kids.

 “Anticipate difficulties by being organised. Talk to your children in the lead up to school about routines each day before and after school,” she said.

“Enjoy the experience and let your child be their own tour guide for the journey of education – support and encourage them but try not to micromanage and advise on every issue that may arise.”

Ms Warren advised parents to let their kids progress at their own pace and to not overload them with school-related questions and listen to their stories without interruption.

Education Minister Grace Grace said 2018 would come with few surprises to school dates, other than the timing of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

“I hope everyone is enjoying a well-deserved, restful break so they can return to school feeling refreshed and ready to learn,” she said.

“The Games will be held from April 4-15, representing a significant and long-awaited event for Queensland. Term 2 will start on Tuesday April 17.

“The Department made the decision to delay the Term 2 commencement date following consultation with P&Cs Queensland, relevant unions and principals’ associations.”

Term 1 ends on March 29 while Term 2 will run until June 29.

The last day of the 2018 school year will fall on December 14.

Parents of students attending non-state schools are encouraged to check with their school offices or websites for term dates.