Websites of interest

Netsafe - ideas for keeping your children safe online. You can also call 0508 638723

Storyline online - famous actors read aloud to children. 

Ministry of Education - How to help at Home

Reading - tips  for reading with your child

NZ maths - information, ideas and materials

Ministry of Education - information for parents

Special education needs- information for parents. - Read stories on line

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How to Help at Home

One of the best ways to help your child is to speak with them in your home language(s).
Keeping your own language alive is a wonderful treasure and it helps them to learn English more easily.



Ask your child if they have brought a book home to read and listen to them. This will usually be an easy book for them but if for some reason the book is hard, read it with them.

  • Do not cover the pictures. 
  • Let your child try unknown words.
  • before you tell them what it is.
  • Always say well done.
  • Let your teacher know if the reading books are not coming home.
  • Older children can bring home Library books.


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Help your child to learn basic facts …these are easy adding and subtraction  (Scan basic facts sheet here)  You can do this in the car…or anywhere.

If children bring home homework, et them tell you how they work it out. There are lots of different ways – the 
Play games like snakes and ladders, chess and ludo.



Encourage your child to write  ….letters, cards, diary

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And What Else

Children learn from being outside and visiting new places

  • Go and visit places in Mangere – Free places -  Mangere Mountain, Stonefields, local Library
  • Visit the museum – free – take your library card or a power bill to show you live in Auckland
  • Go to the beach
  • Climb up other maunga in Auckland


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If Online

  • Check which sites your child is visiting
  • You can block sites – see netsafe
  • Check if they are posting photos or text online. – remind your child to stay safe and tell you if they don’t like something they see online.