Welcome to Home–School Partnerships online!
This site is for school leaders, teachers, and school support services advisors. It provides information, guidance, and resources to support schools in developing and building on their home–school partnerships. It also contains specific information related to the National Standards and reporting to parents, family and whānau.
The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa both emphasise the importance of collaborative partnerships in co-constructing a school’s curriculum. The curriculum has meaning for students, connects with their wider lives, and engages the support of their families, whānau and communities.
Home–school partnerships are shared relationships and initiatives between schools and whānau. Students are part of both groups, which together make up the wider school community.
Communicating clear, dependable information about progress and achievement provides a basis for building a strong partnership between the child, the teacher and the child’s parents, family and whānau to support learning and improve student outcomes. Read more ...