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Secret of Success. Nunci O’Mahony Bernadette O’Regan. Show your interest. Impact of paternal interest on academic success well documented; Triumvirate of Teacher–Child-Parent Ní neart go cur le chéile. Share Learning. Newspapers/News History Geography Science Museums Excursions

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secret of success

Secret of Success


Bernadette O’Regan

show your interest
Show your interest
  • Impact of paternal interest on academic success well documented;
  • Triumvirate of Teacher–Child-Parent
  • Níneart go cur le chéile
share learning
Share Learning
  • Newspapers/News
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Museums
  • Excursions
  • Travel
share child s enthusiasm
Share Child’s Enthusiasm
  • Prompt them to research further;
  • Suggest books/ websites;
  • Be aware of new vocabulary;
  • Encourage use of broader vocabulary;
  • Model new language;
  • Challenge them;
  • Ask them to challenge you;
  • Provide supports needed- atlas, dictionary, scrapbooks etc.;
  • Praise efforts to extend their knowledge and interests.
  • Encourage your child to be the best they can be;
  • Let them know regularly that you believe in them;
  • Teach them to value education and point out the difference it will make to their lives.
  • Give them more responsibility and expect them to rise to the challenge;
  • Place emphasis on child taking a mature attitude to work and helping at home;
  • Teach them that their schoolwork is their responsibility now;
  • Really believe that they are up to the increased challenge.
mens sane in corpore sane
Mens Sane in Corpore Sane
  • Healthy mind in a healthy body;
homework management
Homework management
  • What is the point?
  • Homework is your daughter’s responsibility;
  • Find a routine that works for your family and stick to it;
  • Check and sign-do not correct;
  • Teach them to strive to give of their very best consistently;
  • Corrections;
  • Communicate with teacher.
  • Make time and space for reading in your home;
  • Model your own love of reading;
  • Read some of your children’s books (novels ) and share excitement of story and discuss characters;
  • Library/ swap books/ charity shops/Book People/ Kindle/ E-books/ Audio books;
  • Expose to a range of genres.
  • Tables-now or never!!!!
  • Maths in everyday life;
  • Share your use of maths in work place;
  • Board games for all the family;
  • Use of Apps to improve problem –solving skills and computation/ calculation skills
  • Presentation of Maths homework- Steps;
  • Use of Calculation Column;
  • Answer highlighted in RED;
  • Check mistakes and correct;
  • Early detection of problems vital.
love of learning
Love of Learning
  • Learning is a lifelong adventure- never too late to get started or pick up again;
  • If you would like to be able to assist your daughter more, use the Blog, or ask the teacher;
  • Arscáth a chéile a mhairimid.