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For parents and whānau

How you can help

Parents, caregivers, and other adults will often accompany a class on an ELC visit.

As an adult helper, you are an important part of the visit.

Research shows that well-prepared adults can help student learning. Your interactions with students add richness to their learning experiences.

To help students get the most from the visit:

  • talk to the teacher before the visit to find out about the curriculum topic and the learning goals
  • get involved with the students – follow the lead of the teacher and education officer and help students focus their attention on the learning goals
  • encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning – work with them in small groups
  • talk with the students about their learning
  • make sure you know the expected site rules and help students to follow them
  • be enthusiastic and participate fully.

For onsite and virtual experiences, you can contribute to the richness of your child’s learning. Talk to your child’s teacher for more ways to be involved.

For more information about school trips and outings, and for support on helping your child learn, please visit the parents and whānau area on the Ministry of Education website.

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