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Parent Tool Kit - What parents can do to help their child succeed in school

Math Through Problem Solving - 3 Articles

Premier Tools at Home (click to learn how to download it)

Open Office (click to download this free program at home)

An Introduction to Combined Grades (flyer)

Parents' Back to School Guide

Helping Your Child Do Mathematics - A Parents' Guide

Helping Your Child with Reading and Writing - A Parents' Guide

Bullying We Can All Help Stop It - A Parents' Guide

Read Everyday (flyer)

Ministry of Education Website

The idea behind the site is to offer mathematics as well as some fun bits, and to combine the two wherever possible. The main content of the site is aimed at basic math skills. However you will find some more complex stuff, and some easier bits.

Super fun games that help teach the times tables.

A novella is a work of fiction somewhere between a short story and a novel in length. That amounts to around 20,000 to 50,000 words, or perhaps 50 to 100 printed pages, if published. It's a good length to practice writing longer stories before approaching a fully-blown novel.


An interactive math dictionary with enough math words, math terms,
math formulas, pictures, diagrams, tables, and examples to satisfy your inner math geek.

Various games based on numbers, words and more.


Helping Your Child Study

  • Establish a Routine. Setting a regular time and sticking to it helps children complete their homework assignments.
  • Set the Mood. Ensure the room your child studies in is quiet, has plenty of light, and has school supplies close at hand. Remove distractions by turning off the television and discouraging social phone calls during homework time.
  • Show an Interest. Ask your child about school activities and talk about what was discussed in school that day. Take your child to the library to check out materials for homework, and make time to read with your child as often as you can.

Monitoring Homework Assignments

  • Be Informed. Find out about the school's policy on homework at the beginning of the school year. Ask your child's teachers about the kind of assignments that will be given and what kind of time frame the children have to complete them.
  • Be Involved. Ask the teacher how you can help with homework. Be available to answer your child's questions, look over completed assignments, and encourage your child to share returned assignments so you can read the teacher's comments.

Providing Guidance to Homework Assignments

  • Learn How Your Child Learns. Understand your child's learning style and develop routines that best support how he or she learns best.
  • Encourage Good Study Habits. Help your child get organized. Ensure your child has scheduled enough time to complete assignments.
  • Talk. Discuss homework with your child. Talking about an assignment can help your child think it through and break it down into small, workable parts.
  • Provide Encouragement. Find ways to support your child's efforts in completing assignments.

Reading with Your Child

  • Make Reading a Priority. Let your child know how important it is to read regularly. Establish a regular time and place for reading.
  • Read to Your Child. Make time to read to your child on a regular basis. It is a great way to help develop a love of learning.
  • Ask Your Child to Read to You. Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Keep Reading Material Close By. Make sure children's books and magazines are easily accessible. Keep a basket of books in the family room, kitchen, or your child's bedroom to encourage him or her to read more often.
  • Visit the Library. Make visits to the library a regular activity and let your children select their own books.
  • Be a Reading Role Model. Read a lot. Let your child see you read and hear you talk about your books.