Supporting education

It’s important to encourage our kids’ learning –  education empowers our kids, giving them the ability to interpret the world around them. Support them by trying these practical tips:

  • Show respect for their teachers – try actively introducing yourself to school staff and thanking them for teaching your kids.
  • Always show teachers respect, even if their teaching style doesn’t match your child’s learning needs perfectly. Smile, listen and raise any concerns in a calm and adult manner.
  • Avoid blaming teachers, or the school, if your child is struggling with study or friendships – work respectfully with the school to see how you can support the staff and your kid(s).
  • Don’t tolerate vandalism – teach your kid(s) about being respectful to their property, school property and their peers’ property.
  • Remind your kids (often) that you believe education is important and continually model this by staying in touch with their progress.
  • Keep showing your kids education is important by supporting school activities such as parent evenings, busy bees and fundraising events.
  • Engage: regularly ask your kids what they learnt today/ this week/ this term.


Be there

If you are separated from your partner and have limited access to your children, make sure they know that you will continue to always be there for them.


Challenge your kids

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try setting your child a task to complete while you are apart – something that will challenge them.