HIPPY

(HOME INTERACTION PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS)

HIPPY is unique in the way that parents are assisted to develop new skills and confidence in teaching their tamariki. Many parents, for whom school was a struggle, find they have talents they were unaware of and this is the beginning of a new phase in their life. Two generations benefit from HIPPY - as well as setting children on a positive pathway through education, the programme opens doors for parents into training, education and employment.

HIPPY TAMARIKI

*       Develop a life-long love of learning

*       Arrive at school ready to learn, and settle quickly into the learning environment

*       Score better in literacy and numeracy and display a great understanding of appropriate school                            behaviour that their non-HIPPY peers

*       Retain their competency in reading and numeracy skills as they progress through school

*       Experience increased self-esteem and confidence in learning

HIPPY PARENTS:

  • Benefit from increased knowledge of child development and the way tamariki learn
  • Gain opportunities to enjoy positive time with their tamariki
  • Experience increased self-confidence
  • Create a learning environment at home
  • Experience an overall positive improvement in family relationships
  • Develop improved communication with their tamariki
  • Meet with other HIPPY whanau and gain a sense of inclusion and connectedness with their community
  • Are more likely than their peers to engage in positive education activities with their tamariki.