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A Parent's Guide to Using Skills Builder HomeZone


As a school we have recently signed up to the Skills Builder Accelerator programme. Skills Builder is a fantastic resource that teaches our students all about the essential skills of speaking, listening, staying positive, aiming high, problem solving, creativity, leadership and teamwork. The platform is available as a home learning tool and we would encourage you to use this with your child in supporting them to developing on these important life skills.



Navigating the world of education can be a unique and challenging journey for both parents and students. As a parent you're always on the lookout for resources that can empower your child's growth. One such invaluable resource is SkillsBuilder HomeZone. In this blog, we will guide you through how to effectively use the SkillsBuilder HomeZone website to support your child's skill development and education.



Step 1: Visit the Website



To get started with SkillsBuilder HomeZone, you'll need to visit the website at www.skillsbuilder.org/homezone


By doing this, you'll gain access to a world of resources tailored to support your child's unique learning needs.



Step 2: Explore the Skills Challenges



Upon accessing the website, you will find a range of Skills Challenges that have been curated for students to build their skills in the following areas:

  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Problem Solving

  • Creativity

  • Staying Positive

  • Aiming High

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork



Step 3: Choose Skills


HomeZone offers a wide variety suggested learning activities for each of the skills, ranging from writing thank you cards, to reflecting on a favourite piece of music, to leading a teamwork activity.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page to explore the experience levels of activities available, then choose the level you feel is appropriate for your child. From there you can choose specific skills that you feel are appropriate and relevant. SkillsBuilder provides a structure and an order to the skills, making the tool really easy to navigate!



Step 4: Begin Learning



Learning on HomeZone is both engaging and interactive, catering for different learning styles. Your child can access videos, articles, quizzes, and interactive exercises. To kickstart their learning journey:

  1. Click on the chosen skill or pathway.

  2. Explore the available resources and start with one that suits your child's preferences.

  3. Encourage your child to complete activities and quizzes to reinforce their knowledge.


SkillsBuilder HomeZone is a valuable tool for parents, providing a supportive and inclusive environment for skill development. By following these steps, you can effectively utilise the website to empower your child's education and help them build essential skills that will serve them well in the future. Remember, every child's journey is unique, and HomeZone is here to support your child's individual growth and success. Happy learning!

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