Families / Whanau

Why should parents get involved in Learning Auckland?

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. As your child grows up, you role as teacher doesn’t become less important – if anything, your role increases as your child develops.

Keeping them on track with learning milestones, homework and extracurricular activities, being engaged with their school and teachers, and supporting them to finish school and consider further education means your child will grow up in a home environment where there is a real emphasis placed on education and lifelong learning.

How can I help?

  • Check out the Talking Matters page for ideas on how to build your children's oral language
  • Read to your children regularly and make sure they see you reading, both for information and enjoyment
  • Talk to your employer about taking time off for your child’s parent-teacher meetings – it’s as important as a doctor’s appointment
  • Be engaged with your child’s school and support them to do homework, encourage them to read and do extracurricular activities like sports, music, community and cultural groups 

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