Supporting learning at home

How to Help at Home

Community engagement is one of eight principles in The New Zealand Curriculum. This principle calls for schools and teachers to deliver a curriculum that is meaningful, relevant, and connected to students’ lives, but it is also about establishing strong home-school partnerships where parents, whānau, and communities are involved and supported in students’ learning. At Sumner School, we believe that home-school partnerships are most effective when parents and teachers are partners in children’s learning.

The following pages will provide information about how you can continue to support your child(ren)’s learning at home as well as links to sites that can help you. Please note, that if you have any specific questions or concerns regarding your child’s learning and achievement we would encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible to discuss these queries with your child’s teacher.

Please click on the links to learn at home:

Support for parents and caregivers

As well as developing strong home-school partnerships to support our students learning, we are also dedicated to providing support and practical strategies that support parents and caregivers in their role as parents. The following links aim to provide you with resources and useful insights into the developmental stages throughout the parenting journey. If you have any specific questions or concerns about your child, we would again encourage you to make an appointment with your child’s teacher as soon as possible. 

Play Your Best Card is a novel team-based game that supports teens to discuss challenges and what to do in a range of different scenarios while raising awareness of youth organisations that they can contact when they need help. Click here.

education.govt.nz provides practical information and advice about education for parents and caregivers. 

The Parenting Place offers support, advice, educational courses and workshops to help make your family life enjoyable and fun.

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

Play Your Best Card is a novel team-based game that supports teens to discuss challenges and what to do in a range of different scenarios while raising awareness of youth organisations that they can contact when they need help. Click here.

education.govt.nz provides practical information and advice about education for parents and caregivers. 

The Parenting Place offers support, advice, educational courses and workshops to help make your family life enjoyable and fun.

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.