Parents Voice in Government School Education

Family Engagement

In this section of the website we have gathered lots of resources to help teachers and school leaders make effective family engagement a reality:

Articles on this topic

Out-of-home care situations

Families with children in out-of-home care provide extra challenges for effective engagement. Out-of-home care may include foster care, relative/kin care or residential/group home care. Few

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Online engagement with Padlet

We’re always looking for innovative ways for schools to engage with their parent communities, especially schools with widely scattered communities such as those in remote areas, where travel to school may be difficult for parents

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Parents urged to ‘take the lead’

This article by Brett Henebery from the Educator makes a strong case for the benefits of active family engagement in children’s education. More than 50 years of research confirms students have higher academic outcomes and

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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

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Out-of-home care situations

Families with children in out-of-home care provide extra challenges for effective engagement. Out-of-home care may include foster care, relative/kin care or residential/group home care. Few studies have measured the effects of different strategies for engaging

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