How can I help my child learn when they go to school?
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.
- 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.
- 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.