On this page we have provided you with links to some Parenting Resources that you might find useful. We also have some very good books and magazines available from our Parent Library that you are welcome to borrow at any time. Please speak to our Office staff or Belinda Sutherland, our teacher aide librarian in the School Library and information Centre, about how to borrow resources.
General Information about Education in NZ Schools
The Ministry of Education has developed a website especially to support parents and caregivers. The link below will take you to the section of the website, called Primary School, where you can find information about what your child will learn at school and what you can do to help them.
http://parents.education.govt.nz/The website called Kiwi Families has a lot of information about school aged children, covering everything from activities to health and education. Click on the image below to access the Back to School in NZ section that covers supplies, stationery, art, clothing, bags, routines, etc. to help you to help your child get ready for school.
Andrew Cowie’s presentation made to our parents is available to download. There are a number of weblinks nearer the end of the presentation that provide information to help you support your children to be good Digital Citizens.You can also click on the following link to take you directly to Netsafe’s resource Staying Safe Online. It is important as parents for us to be interested in and know about what tools children are using so that we can ensure their safety when they work online.
Talking to Your Children
We have attached two Ministry of Education brochures below about the importance of Oral Language and how parents can help with the development of these skills.
The Education Review Office has produced a series of booklets that have useful information and questions that parents and whānau can use at school – you can download these from the links below.
Whānau Mārama Parenting Website – provides a source of information, inspiration and innovation related to making resources available for parents on ways they can discipline their children in a positive way. You will find their course information, by clicking on the logo below that is a link to their site, as well as stories relating to parenting and what whānau are doing to get engaged with kids and the community.
KidsLink is a website that promotes service providers to the child and youth sector. It is designed to make finding help for kids quick and easy in our local community. Access to the site is free for all users. Please click on this logo to access the site –