Coley Street School

(06) 363 8117 51 Coley Street, Foxton, 4814
Coley Street School
Caring Striving Thinking Proud


  • Send them to school on time each and every day.
  • Encourage them to bring home their work.
  • Hang up a picture or painting for a few days – be proud of it!
  • Give them duties around the house, which require one or two simple directions. This will add to their confidence.
  • Select good stories and books to read to them daily.
  • Be selective with television programmes, and use of computers. Many television and computer programmes are great, but some are not suitable and may lead to inappropriate behaviour.
  • When reading or talking to them make sure they are listening. We find many children who can talk, but not listen.
  • Keep in close contact with the teachers about their progress.
  • Make sure they get to bed at a reasonable hour. A 7.00pm bedtime is reasonable for a 5-year-old. We have children falling asleep because they watch TV until a late hour.
  • For those messy art lessons, an old shirt is very useful to keep paint off clothes.