Getting involved with your child’s learning

Getting involved with your child’s learning

There are many ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year.


Work collaboratively with school staff

  • Inform the teacher you want to help your child learn, and that you want to be contacted if any problems occur.
  • Familiarise yourself with the school staff who are all there to assist your child’s academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences and if you have a concern at any time, make an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher.
  • Read all the information sent home from the school.
  • Volunteer at your child’s school.

Support your child’s learning

  • Inquire if your child is experiencing any difficulties and ask how you can help.
  • Establish a regular time for homework, and remove all distractions.
  • Display a positive attitude about education and the school to your children.
  • Demonstrate that learning can be enjoyable.
  • Limit your child’s television, video games, and Internet use.
  • Encourage and model reading to your child.
  • Talking with and listening to your child will develop their language skills, and show them you are interested in what they have to say.
  • Active learning is promoted when you listen to your child’s ideas and respond to them.
  • Encourage your child to use the library.
  • Give your child opportunities to develop responsibility and independence.
  • Encourage active learning which can occur through sports, spending time with friends, acting in a school play, playing a musical instrument or visiting museums and bookstores.