Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley has said that, with around 1,180,000 students returning to school in NSW this week, it was a great time for local parents to download the latest back to school content on the Coalition’s popular Learning Potential app.

“The start of a new school year is a busy and exciting time for many families and the Learning Potential app and website have been updated with more than 160 hints and ideas to help parents and their children get off to the right start,” Ms Ley said.

“The app has tips for kids starting primary school, preparing for boarding school, and also strategies to help students thrive in year 12, so this is the perfect tool for all the parents of school-aged children in Farrer to have a great start to the school year.

“I encourage all parents of school aged children to download the free Learning Potential app and view and share the many great ideas on how to help your child make a great start to the new school year.”

Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said with around 3.8 million students heading back to school, the Learning Potential app provides many useful back to school tips for busy parents beyond simply organising book packs and school bags.

“It’s great for busy parents, covering everything from boredom-buster games, to shopping with maths, to computer coding, managing cyberbullying and much more,” Minister Birmingham said.

“We all lead busy lives, but taking just 15 minutes each day to learn with your children can make all the difference in the long-term.”

The free Learning Potential app is available to download on Android and Apple devices. It is packed with informative articles and videos, tips and suggestions to help parents make the most of their time with their children.

The app, launched in August last year, has been a big hit with parents with more than 111,500 downloads to date. It was listed as #1 and #2 best free app in the Education category in Google Play and App Store following its launch.

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