ED­U­CA­TION AGAINST THE ODDS

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - with Arthur Yeo

Why ed­u­cate your chil­dren? It seems a silly ques­tion be­cause the ben­e­fits are ob­vi­ous to ev­ery­one. The more you know, the more you have to con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety, ei­ther within your job or as a vol­un­teer for your sports club, hobby/in­ter­est group or phil­an­thropic en­ter­prise. Ed­u­ca­tion al­lows us to en­gage mean­ing­fully in so many ways with oth­ers and helps make our lives and those who are de­pen­dent on us smoother, more in­ter­est­ing and re­ward­ing. Who wouldn’t want that for their chil­dren?

Lots of us leave the ed­u­ca­tion of our chil­dren up to our won­der­ful schools. We pay the fees, buy the uni­forms, sort out the sta­tionery and leave the rest up to the teach­ers. As a class­room teacher for many years, I felt the weight of ex­pec­ta­tion sit heavy on my shoul­ders for ev­ery child sat in front of me. For most of that time, I felt un­der re­sourced and was wor­ried that I wasn’t do­ing a good job. I used to en­cour­age my stu­dents to in­crease their own odds of pass­ing and be­ing ed­u­cated by do­ing ex­tra work out­side of the class­room to max­imise their chances of suc­cess.

We all take chances. We might have a flut­ter on lotto, with a very slim chance of win­ning, maybe even trade op­tions on the stock ex­change or go to the races, but, would you take chances with your child’s ed­u­ca­tion? I was very sur­prised to find that only 53% of stu­dents achieved Univer­sity En­trance last year! 53%! That means your child’s chances of suc­cess in achiev­ing UE is 53%; not good enough in my mind. I think the ben­e­fits of a solid ed­u­ca­tion are huge and can­not be left to chances like that. You can lift your child’s chances of aca­demic suc­cess and in­vest in their fu­ture by giv­ing them as much out of class­room sup­port you can.

That’s where we come in. We part­ner with you to sup­port their school learn­ing and en­sure their growth and de­vel­op­ment. Why don’t you call us to­day to in­crease your child’s odds of aca­demic suc­cess. Call us now on 3543211.

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