Publications: Guides for parents

In this section you'll find ERO's evaluation indicators and frameworks, national evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides, corporate publications and guides for parents. Use the search box at the top right or the filters below to find what you're looking for. 

Only current indicators and frameworks and other recent publications are published on this website. 

You can see if we hold any physical copies of our publications and order them from the publication page. You can also download electronic PDF versions of our publications if you wish. 

  1. A guide for parents and whānau on supporting science in early childhood

    Learning science in the preschool years helps children become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Children are curious by nature and are eager to explore, question, experiment, and learn about science through play. Early childhood educators can use a play‑based approach to teaching science to give children opportunities to explore,...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/a-guide-for-parents-and-whanau-on-supporting-science-in-early-childhood/

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  2. A guide for parents and whānau on supporting science in primary school

    Learning science in the primary school years helps children become better problem solvers and critical thinkers. Children are curious by nature and are eager to explore, question, experiment, and learn about the world around them. Primary school teachers can use a variety of approaches when teaching science, that give children...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/a-guide-for-parents-and-whanau-on-supporting-science-in-primary-school/

    ERO report A guide for parents and whanau on supporting science in primary school
  3. Teaching Science - Early Years through to Year 11

    This suite of ERO reports highlights the importance of high-quality science teaching for improving outcomes in science for New Zealand tamariki. These reports draw on the good work teachers and educators are already doing to engage learners with science, to provide practical actions all schools and services can take to...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/teaching-science-early-years-through-to-year-11/

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  4. Partners in Learning

    Strong connections between schools and parents and whānau are essential to accelerating the achievement of our kids, particularly those at risk of underachieving. This booklet helps parents, families and whānau to form effective relationships and educationally powerful connections.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/partners-in-learning/

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  5. The Early Learning Years

    This booklet is for all parents and caregivers who have infants and toddlers in an early childhood education service, or who are thinking about enrolling their child in an early childhood service. It gives you an idea of what you can expect from high quality early childhood education and the...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/the-early-learning-years/

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  6. Your child's education

    These booklets have been written for everyone who parents a child - those who have care and responsibility for children attending a school. The booklets include questions you can ask, as well as general information that you may find useful. Click on the booklet to read and download.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/your-childs-education/

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  7. How is my child doing?

    ERO guides for parents have been written for everyone who parents a child - those who have care and responsibility for children attending a school. The booklets include questions you can ask, as well as general information that you may find useful. Click on the booklet to read and download.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/how-is-my-child-doing/

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