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If you had told Zoe a few years ago that her son, Troy, would find a circle of friends, be invited on playdates, help her out around the home and receive awards at school, she wouldn’t have believed it. These things felt out of reach for her seven-year-old who struggled to get through a school day. But with her and her husband Mitch’s unwavering support, guidance from his teachers and the right support services, this is exactly what Troy would achieve – all within the space of a single year.
Starting school is an exciting new chapter. But it can also be a challenging time for children and parents alike, particularly if a child is feeling anxious about this big change in their lives.
Today (January 24) is International Day of Education, a day marked around the world to celebrate the role of education for peace and development. Education offers children a ladder out of poverty and a path to a promising future. This year the theme is to ‘invest in people, prioritise education’.