Mentor Resources

Download the Information Mindfulness for Mentors

Mindfulness is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us” (Mindful Staff, 2014).

Jackie French

Download Jackie’s Paper (presented to the SVPACT Annual General Meeting 17 February 2021)


Upcoming Training OpportunitiesttleMentor Orientation Seminar Notes

             Print Handbook                                                 Digital Handbook 

Maths Workshop Resources

Making Maths Fun
Making Maths Fun 2
Equivalent Fractions
Maths Dice for Juniors
Piggy Graph Juniors




Maths Activities for Kids
Show young learners that Maths can be a lot of fun!  This site has simple matching games, classic memory cards as well as ice cream themed bar graphs and playing cards place value games. These activities will both entertain and educate students.  Click Here You need to register.


Helping Children With Reading 
This booklet was prepared to support the workshop conducted on 3 June 2019.  Click Here for the booklet.

Before children learn to read print, they need to become more aware of how the sounds in words work. They must understand that words are made up of speech sounds, or phonemes
(the smallest parts of sound in a spoken word that make a difference in a word’s meaning).. This skill is called phonemic awareness.

These two handouts provide more information.
Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic Awareness 2

Nouns for Sounds
Miriam Brunning, one of our mentors created these pages to help volunteers trying to teach children how two letters often work together to create a sound that is new.
Nouns for Sounds (docx)
Nouns For Sounds (Pdf).

Engaging Early Readers
This is a sheet full of ideas for you to consider in your mentoring.
Engaging with Early Readers (docx) 
Engaging with Early Readers (Pdf)

.Resources Around Bullying
Fact Sheet-Dealing with Bullying
Bullying – What’s Available on Line

Fidget Spinners as Classroom Aids

What are fidget toys and how do they help kids learn and manage anxiety?  For some valuable ideas. Click Here





Raising Children
Podcasts for Raising Children

Wellbeing Activities

Supporting young People Experiencing Depression
Supporting Young People Experiencing  Anxiety