Children succeed best in education when supported by their family and whaanau to succeed.

Here are some links to resources to help you help your child.

Education Support

Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education For Parents page has tips for helping children with reading, writing and maths, managing homework, how to get the most out of parent teacher interviews and support for gifted and talented students.

Special Education Needs
If your child has special education needs, it’s important to know what support is available to you through the Ministry of Education’s special education team and how to get that support.

Josie Redmond, the Principal, is the person in charge of co-ordinating the learning and behavioural needs of the students and allocating teacher aides at Pukekawa School (sometimes referred to as the SENCO)

Gifted & Talented Online
Supporting schools, teachers, students and parents in assisting gifted and talented students to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, and socially.

NZ Maths
Supporting your child’s learning in maths.

Supporting Your Child’s Learning
Tip sheets on what you can do to support your child’s learning.

Online Programmes and Games

Hectors World
Hector’s World® is a free cyber safety initiative for teachers and parents to help young people learn about safe online practices and digital citizenship.

Studyladder is a web based program built by teachers to help students of all abilities have fun while learning.

Reading Eggs
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

Maths Seeds
Mathseeds teaches kids aged 3-8 the core maths and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons.


Netsafe is NZ’s cyber safety watchdog for anything to do with social media etc.  Netsafe have an excellent website that has helpful tips for parents/caregivers.

Online Safety Information

Rob and Zareen Sheikh-Cope are a Kiwi couple who spoke to our Pukekawa School community in 2021.

Rob and Zareen were invited to speak about online safety and their journey while making their documentary film and what they had learnt on the way that EVERY caregiver/parent needs to know.  This presentation was funded by the Pukekawa Board of Trustees.

Their site is

Family Support

The Parenting Place
The Parenting Place is on a mission to build strong families through the resourcing of parents.

Skylight is a national not-for-profit trust that enables children, young people, their family/whaanau and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss and grief.

Parent Help
Parent Help offers the only designated free national parenting helpline in New Zealand, available from 9am to 11pm, seven days a week. They are there to help parents with all parenting challenges from everyday situations to the most serious issues.

Kids Health
Kids health provides accurate and reliable information about children’s health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whaanau.