Alberta Learning has licensed the online resources linked from this site for you and your children (i.e., the license covers the use of these resources by students in publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools in Alberta as well as by their parents). Through the Online Reference Centre, you and your children will be searching databases of published resources; this lessens the risk of inadvertently coming across inappropriate material. As such, the Online Reference Centre can help your children find reliable, up-to-date information for school assignments and projects. Your children can search the Online Reference Centre from school or from a computer elsewhere using their user ID and password located in their students’ agenda he/she obtained during their library session. Remember, due to the licensing agreement, it is important that only you and your school-age children use these resources.
Supporting your Child
As parents we often struggle with how best to support our children. To enable your child to meet a high level of achievement, we must work together. We have the same end goal in mind. As a parent, your role is:
- Providing encouragement through how you speak to and act towards your child. Support them to establish homework routines and work towards goals.
- Becoming involved and interested in what they are doing. Ask direct questions and listen intentionally. Discuss problems with your child and your child’s teachers when they come up.
- Promote literacy and numeracy with them through reading and practical mathematics.
Below is a list of resources that parents and guardians may find helpful:
Bullying & Relationships
Health and Wellness