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Dear NSW Schools, This week the ABC went Back to School along with thousands of students, teachers and parents across NSW.ABC

Below you will find links to several of our most popular Back to School radio segments and online stories with practical tips and tricks to make the start of the school year as smooth as possible.
Please feel free to share this information with your students and parents, on your Facebook page or in your e-newsletter. We’ll continue our Back to School coverage for another week with more great stories and interviews.

Radio segments from ABC Radio Sydney

Wendy Harmer: Kids bring home from school a lot more than homework

Wendy talks to the President of the School Nurses Association about head lice, measles, warts and other nasties, and some common remedies.

Richard Glover: How to deal with an entitled teen

Author and adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg and researcher Elly Robinson talk about the challenges of being a parent to a teenage girl.

James Valentine: What to do about heavy backpacks

How do you deal with those heavy backpacks that kids always seem to have?

Robbie Buck: Back to School and bullying

CEO of ReachOut Jono Nicholas talks about navigating new friends and playground politics.

Online stories

Back to School: What it’s like being six years old and in a wheelchair

Meet six-year-old Maddy who had diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism that affects joints in her body and her mobility. But her disability does not stop her from tottering about the classroom or doing wheelies around the playground.

Kids grow taller in the holidays than during school term, says health scientist

If you felt like your kids grew like a beanstalk during the summer holidays you’d be right says health scientist Timothy Olds.

Sydney Children’s Hospital School balances education, health care for sick students

Olivia Wood has cystic fibrosis, and has started high school at Sydney Children’s Hospital School in Randwick.

Podcasts that are great for kids

Mindfully: a guided mediation for kids

Short and Curly: An ethics podcast for kids

Podcasts that are great for parents and teachers

Head Room with James Valentine

TGIF with Richard Glover

Conversations with Richard Fidler

You can listen to ABC Radio Sydney online, on digital radio, on the ABC Radio App or tune into 702 AM radio.

You can also see the latest Back to School stories via #backtoschoolabc on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wishing you all the best for the new school year,


ABC Radio Sydney

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