Recent research has shown a strong connection between success in school and the type of support parents can give to their children.  The findings of this research emphasise a number of important things that you as parents can do to help your children to do well in school.

 

Your Child and the School

  • Take an interest in your children’s progress in school
  • Talk to them about what happens in school.
  • Talk to them about what they are learning.
  • Help your children with their homework in an appropriate way.

 

 Your Expectations

  • Have high expectations of your children but always recognise their particular strengths and weaknesses.
  • Praise and encourage them.

 

Stimulating Children and Widening their Horizons

  • Read to your children, tell them stories, and encourage them to talk about the characters in the stories and what happens to them.
  • Bring your children on outings, to concerts, to plays and become involved with them in different leisure activities.

 

Contact with the School

  • Have an active and helpful relationship with the school.
  • Have regular communication with your children’s class teachers.
  • Participate in and attend school activities.

 

Gaeilge

  • We ask parents to encourage children to use the Irish phrases taught in school at home. The school received a Gaelbhratach for spoken Irish in the school this year.