Teachers Including Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)

TIPS Home Learning activities relate to what your child is learning in class and provide an extra opportunity for families to work together and have rich learning conversations. We look forward to working in partnership with you this year to support meaningful home learning opportunities.

Best wishes,

Holy Cross School Staff

Home Learning 2018 Term 1 Tips - 2018

We are learning about Lent and the differences we can make during this time.

We are learning about how to be good digital citizens (McAuley Syndicate)

We are learning about practices that will support our ability to focus and learn.

Home Learning at Holy Cross School

Research shows that the types of home learning that have the most impact on student learning are:

  • Joint parent/ whānau interventions e.g., Pause-Prompt-Praise reading
  • Teacher designed interactive home learning (TIPS)
  • Access to family/ community knowledge e.g., students interviewing family members
  • Teacher feedback on home learning
  • Quality interactions as opposed to independent worksheets and exercises

Writing, punctuation and spelling skills are learnt in a meaningful way.  While supporting your child’s learning you will all benefit from quality family time.  We encourage you to try out some of these activities: Target, Boggle, Scrabble, crosswords, or writing a letter to a grandparent or relative.

Last year we purchased a number of quality board games for our older students. We hope to loan these to families to support their child’s learning at home.  The class teacher may suggest specific games and students can borrow these games from our school library.