How you can help me to succeed in school Get Involved Let me know that you expect me to cooperate with others in school and to do well. Encourage Me Let me know that homework is important. Encourage me to attend school regularly and on time. Praise my efforts and achievements. Ask me regularly what I’ve learned in school and listen to my response. Encourage me to take up an interest outside school e.g. drama, music, sport. Make sure I keep a good balance between schoolwork, rest and leisure time. Limit after-school jobs. Encourage me to read - comics, novels, newspapers etc. and to use school and public libraries. Contact my school if you are concerned about me. Be a role model for me - Attend a class or course or take up a hobby, and read at home, then share with alsalso me what you’re learning. Attend Parent/Teacher meetings and other school events that you are invited to. Encourage me to attend a college course after completing my Leaving Certificate. Remember Young people believe that they can do better in school when they know that their families are interested in their schoolwork and expect them to succeed.