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Tap ‘reminders’ to see all the reminders you have set. You can switch a reminder off or tap ‘edit’ to delete a reminder. 

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Who are the experts who have informed your content?

The Learning Potential services are developed by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment in consultation with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Education policy research, including findings from the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, together with feedback from parents has been used to inform the content.

Why should I do more at home? Isn't it the school’s job?

Researchers around the world agree that when parents are involved in their child’s learning, it really can have a positive impact. Learning Potential provides parents with helpful information ad tips on things they can do at home to build on the education their child receives in school. The information, tips and strategies on the Learning Potential website are intended to be used in combination with the school teacher’s lessons and feedback provided by the teacher.

How do I know I’m making a difference?

The information, tips and strategies on Learning Potential can be used in combination with the school teacher's lessons and feedback provided by the teacher. Talk to your child's teacher to find out how your child's learning is progressing.

Is there advice for parents with a special needs child or learning delays?

There are links to additional information about education in Australia on this website- your one-stop shop to stay linked to education in Australia.

Is this going to be time consuming?

The resources in Learning Potential are designed to be used at any time, so you can fit them into your daily routine.

Why can’t I find the Learning Potential app in the App Store or Google Play?

As of 1 July 2021, we will be streamlining the Learning Potential services on the dedicated website at www.learningpotential.gov.au. This means we’ll be decommissioning the Learning Potential app at the same time. While it won’t be available to download from the App Store or Google Play, anyone who has already downloaded it will still be able to access articles that have been published. Keep using Learning Potential at www.learningpotential.gov.au.

Last modified
30 June 2021