Parents Voice in Government School Education

Social media for family engagement

Increasingly, schools are using social media platforms as a way of engaging with families – posting photos of classroom activities, camps and special events that give parents a ‘window’ into what their children are doing – and learning – at school. It’s terrific to see schools promoting their Parent Clubs on these social media posts too.
The photo above shows children from Gunbower Primary School on a tree-planting expedition in 2022, as posted on the school’s Facebook page.
Here are some more examples:

  • Mont Albert Primary uses its Twitter page to promote events for parents, celebrate student awards and show photos of events and activities around the school. The posts are embedded in the front page of the school website.
  • Pakenham Primary has lots of photos of classroom activities and special events on their Facebook, such as the appointment of student School Leaders and the first session of their Chess Club.
  • Wattle Park Primary uses its Instagram to show photos and promote events, including Parents and Friends Association events.
  • Inglewood Primary uses Facebook to post photos and videos of classroom activities, and to advise parents of coming events, including Parents and Friends meetings.
  • Streeton Primary has a page on its website encouraging the school community to engage with the school via social media.

Well done to these schools, and we’re sure there are many others going the extra mile to keep parents and carers connected to their children’s education. If you have an example of great family engagement through social media, send the details to our Communications Officer Alan Davies via email at or call/text him on 0401 357 454.

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