Resources for parents and carers
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a large number of Australian students needing to learn from home on occasion, with many parents and carers keen for resources to support them in the learning.
ACARA has compiled a range of resources and links to support parents/carers at this unique time:
The full Australian Curriculum and related resources are published online, they provide accessibility for all users; however, it is important to note that the Australian Curriculum itself has been written for teachers, with the ‘Parent information’ section a streamlined version of this.
Previous years' NAPLAN test papers and answers are available (up to 2016), as well as the NAPLAN Online public demonstration site if parents and children wish to use these resources as an activity while at home.
Parent and carer resources
- ABC Education provides access to more than 4,000 free videos, interactive resources and games mapped to the Australian curriculum – across subjects such as English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Media Literacy, Financial Literacy, The Arts, and Technologies, including STEM.
The ABC has thousands of free curriculum-linked resources for school teachers and students as well as a new ABC TV Education schedule.
- The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership’s Spotlight: Designed primarily for teachers, this research identifies best practice evidence to guide teachers on setting up online learning and advice teachers can give to parents during this process. Key consideration is given to principles demonstrated to benefit student outcomes and wellbeing.
- Education Services Australia (ESA) has created online resources to help teachers, parents and students with learning and wellbeing during COVID-19. ESA offers digital resources and professional learning materials that align with the Australian Curriculum and the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework.
- ReachOut Australia has developed a range of resources to assist school leaders, students and parents who may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, scared, uncertain or stressed due to COVID-19.