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14 --- Education For All Ages --- Times Newspapers Supplement --- June 2013 www.times.co.nz FOR ALL AGES 2013/2014 Education Parents want their children to do well at school but sometimes struggle with knowing how to provide proper encouragement and assistance. So the question is, “What can I do to help my child succeed at school?” Here are some guidelines: n Provide a comfortable, quiet area for study with a desk and chair, preferably in their own room. Electronic devices which may be distracting them, such as mobile phones and comput- ers, should be removed for the duration of the study. n Help the student design a study timetable. Secondary stu- dents should make a decision to do at least 30 minutes per subject per day. This includes weekends and holidays. Home- work will obviously start with work set by the teachers, but should include extra examples from the text books as well as learning relevant facts, and at- tempting exam papers. n Have a homework book for each subject. Parents can then sign and date these at the end of each day’s work, and so see how much homework, if any, has been done since the previ- ous day. n Make sure students have adequate resources. Some schools do not provide text books for example so you may have to buy some for them. It’s very hard to study when you have nothing to study from. Stu- dents should also have access to past papers which should be downloaded from the internet, printed, and attempted. Many schools now put past papers onto their website for this purpose, and the NZQA has papers on their site. As students fnish each topic at school they should attempt the relevant exam questions, and seek help with any they still can’t do. n Be supportive. Congratulate them and even reward them for improvements in the class- room. This could be as simple as cooking their favourite dish for dinner. It’s the recognition that counts. 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Chairperson of the New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council, he will join 14 other proven leaders in education and technology from around the country to form the 21st Century Learning Reference Group. The announcement came last week from As- sociate Education Minister Nikki Kaye who says it is important to have people from a diverse of backgrounds shaping this strategy. The group will serve as an advisory panel to the Government on 21st century learning envi- ronments and digital literacy in schools, focus- ing on learning that enables schools to make the best use of modern technologies. “The Government has already rolled out a number of initiatives, including allocating $134 million to speed up school network upgrades by two years and the provision of wireless ca- pability to schools,” says Ms Kaye. “Other initiatives include enhancing the role of information science in the education sector, the development of 21st century building de- sign templates and tackling cyber bullying. “This group will be tasked with exploring ways to provide every student and educator, in rural and urban areas with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the 21st century. By 2016 all schools will have increased ac- cess to digital learning opportunities – 97.7% of schools will have fbre connections, and the most remote schools (2.3%) will have wireless or satellite connections. All eligible schools will have school networks upgraded and the option to connect to a managed network for schools.
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