Supporting Your Child

We are often asked by parents how they can help their child, and specifically how they can support their child’s learning at school.  

The school offers some suggestions and advice on the ways in which you can support your child and their development.

  • Children have a real need to be heard.
  • Let them tell you about their day.
  • Tell them about your day.
  • Find time to pray together.
  • Ensure your child goes to bed at a regular and reasonable time.
  • Be positive. Build your child’s confidence by praising the things he/she does well.
  • Listen to your child read, and enjoy stories together.
  • Learn from your child’s teacher the best way he/she thinks you can help your child at home.
  • Enrich your child’s leisure time by encouraging hobbies, sports, games, handicrafts, outings, joining clubs, etc.
  • Be selective about the television programmes/videos he/she watches and discuss programmes of interest.  
  • Limit your child’s time on electronic games and devices and talk to them about the games they are playing.
  • Encourage your child to read as much as possible.
  • Involve your child in the mathematical experiences of everyday life, for example in cooking, shopping, measuring and telling the time.
  • Take an active interest in any school work your child brings home such as research for topics, weekly spellings or tables.
  • If you are anxious about your child’s progress, try not to pass on your anxiety to your child.  Please discuss your concerns with your child’s teacher who will provide the necessary advice and support for you and your child.