Notes for Overseas
has some of the best material in the world for both homeschooling
and those helping children after school. We have many large publishers who have
written especially for this market. Their material is generally cheap,
self-instructional, interesting and contains answers. When the material is sent
it incurs no tax and therefore you will pay 10% less than the catalogue prices
which helps pay for postage. In addition at present two Australian dollars are
worth one US dollar,
While sequence may differ slightly, especially in mathematics, the
Australian system allows children to learn more rapidly and retain the
knowledge. Since Australia
uses a spiral method of learning the work is built on year after year. This
ensures that children do not forget the work and will complete essential work
faster. The Easy Learn Maths, for example, is the best of its kind in the
world. At present it has only been published to the end of primary school but
the publisher is working hard to complete the series right through. For those
in highschool the Understanding Maths series offers a
step by step guide to higher mathematics. Extra practice is available through a
series of other books.
Most books are workbooks and children gain a sense of achievement
through being able to complete the book quickly. Textbooks, especially in
primary school, can be daunting to a child as they feel that they will never
complete the work. Tests are available to ensure that your child has completed
all necessary work before progressing to the next level.
Our phonics programme is the best in the world. It contains a step by
step guide which can be re-used for several children, craft and activity
(worksheets) to reinforce the work and make it more fun (consumable), a text
book with spelling rules which help a child to spell throughout their life
(re-usable) and readers (reusable). Optional art packs are also available
containing all the material required for the sheets. On completion, with a little
practice, children are rapidly able to read anything. If English is not your
main language then this programme, with the aid of the SPA in a Nutshell Tape
to aid with pronunciation, will be of inestimable help as it also explains the
spelling and pronunciation rules of the English language. (N.B.
One person must be able to read English.)
For the older student phonics revision workbooks are also available.
These review the sounds and rules at a more mature level.
We suggest that you test your child on a Language & Maths book for
your child's previous grade. Answers are included and once completed you can
either e-mail us for help and a quote or else use our quick grade guide to
choose suitable books. 80% and above--choose books from the next level. 60%-80%
choose books from the level tested. Below 60% go back at
least one level--best to e-mail us.
Quick grade guides are intended to give you a step by step guide to
material that needs to be completed for children with differing abilities.
Since children can vary from subject to subject they may, for example, work in
the list for the bright child in maths, but in the list for an average child
for english. The term slow
learner refers to the learning pattern of the child and bears no relationship
to their intelligence.
As many of these children have already failed we do not generally test
them. They are mostly intelligent children with problems in english and/or maths. They are not stupid. The reason
we do not test these children is simply because they have failed enough already
and we will not willingly set up a child to fail again. Instead we prefer to
receive an e-mail from you outlining the age of your child, their difficulties
and a basic outline of what they do know. It may take several e-mails back and
forth but we will help you choose material that will enable your child to
learn. We generally begin with something that is too easy but which will become
harder. Once a child begins to learn they cease to feel stupid and begin to
realise how clever they really are. (For further details on slow learners read
the Slow Learners Guide.)
The cost of your order may vary slightly from that quoted because of the
1. A ten percent Goods and Services Tax is payable within Australia. This
will have been included in your origonal quote but
will not be charged on your order.
2. The postage may be higher than quoted because the weight of the
packaging has not been included in the calculation.
If the goods are found to be faulty please notify us within 30 days of
receipt of the goods and we will arange a