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  • School Safety Starts with Identification

    school safety, kids safety, OOSH, OOSCKeeping up with your kids can be difficult. Between school trips, after school functions, and activities, your kids are busy. You're busy too, and this is why HandBand can be an invaluable tool. Whether you're a parent or a teacher, this brightly-coloured band has several functions that improve school safety.

    Help Prevent Missing Children

    Trying to keep track of your kids or a group of children can be difficult. This is especially true if you're watching them in a crowded place. In Australia alone, people report around 20,000 children missing each year. The first 48 hours after a child goes missing are the most critical. Continue reading

  • 7 Reasons Why Students LOVE Custom Silicone Wristbands

    custom silicone wristbands by handbandThe custom silicone wristbands revolution began with Livestrong wristbands. These bright yellow bracelets showed support for people affected by cancer. Today, they're more than just a cool way to support certain causes or charities. They’re functional yet trendy fashion accessories. They're often used as “tickets” to special events and festivals as well!

    Funky wristbands are everywhere you look. So it wasn’t long before people realised you can use them to convey just about ANY message. They come in all styles. Embossed, debossed, ultra-wide, skinny, one colour, multi-coloured, large or small. These days you can even print them with a custom logo and message!

    Kids of all ages are already wearing dozens of silicone wristbands One of the best places to use them is in schools! There are tons of customisable options available. So how you decide to use silicone, Tyvek or Vinyl bracelets is up to you. But if you're looking for inspiration, here are a few great ideas! Continue reading

  • Times Table Wristbands and Tips for Mathematics Teachers

    times table wristbandsIf you’re like most mathematics teachers, you may have a challenge on your hands when you teach the times tables. Rote learning—or writing endless facts over and over—just won’t cut it for most of your students. Here are some tips that can help you reach students of varied learning styles and abilities:

    Set Measurable Goals

    First of all, set measurable goals. When you offer a big prize to students who learn all of their times tables from 1 to 12 in a given amount of time, it may motivate a few gifted students. But how do you reach those for whom learning the entire set of multiplication facts seems like an insurmountable task? Teach the times tables by breaking them up into easily learned chunks. The most logical way: teach one family of multiplication facts at a time.

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  • Say No to Racism: Why Education and Awareness are Necessary in Our Schools

    National Reconciliation Week may have drawn to a close, but the fight against racism continues. The idea of these kinds of events is not just to provide a focus point for efforts to combat racism and to encourage tolerance and integration within society, but to highlight the need for ongoing awareness.

    multicultural, say no to racism

    The struggle against racism cannot be won in a day or even a week. Instead, it is won over time, by educating the next generation and by reinforcing attitudes of acceptance and unification across the board. When an event like National Reconciliation Week comes to an end for another year, this is the time in which
    we should be galvanising our efforts and re-emphasising the importance of saying no to racism every day, not just for one week out of 52.

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  • 5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Show Support for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

    lgbt, workplace equality, marriage equality, awarenessThe International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (The International Day) will again be celebrated on May 17 this year. This "worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities" coordinates global events that raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) rights all over the planet.

    The International Day was first observed in 2004. May 17 was selected to commemorate the date in 1990 that the World Health Organization decided to no longer classify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

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