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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Creating familycentric schools

Our friend Dr Debbie Pushor and former graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan have produced School Interrupted, a podcast series on creating familycentric schools. Debbie

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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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Why parents and carers matter: podcast

This podcast from the Public Education Foundation focuses on partnerships between schools and families. How do we improve and strengthen these partnerships? The podcast aims to identify some of the barriers to family engagement, such

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Creating familycentric schools

Our friend Dr Debbie Pushor and former graduate students from the University of Saskatchewan have produced School Interrupted, a podcast series on creating familycentric schools. Debbie Pushor and the students discuss the transformative nature of parent

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Family-School Partnerships Framework

The Family-School Partnerships Framework document contains: • A vision for improved partnerships between Australian families and schools • A set of principles to guide families and schools in developing partnerships • Seven key dimensions of

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Families get cooking at Glenroy College

Glenroy College is running after-school cooking classes for families. The popular cooking workshops are held in the College’s food technology kitchen on Mondays after school. In the first few sessions, families learnt to make rice paper rolls

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Video as a family engagement tool

Research tells us that effective communication between home and school is a key contributor to successful family engagement. While email and newsletters have been great communication tools, information conveyed in video is more engaging and

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The Parent-School relationship

“There are a lot of pieces that make up our school system…but there’s one piece missing: The Parent-School relationship. Your Government can put it in place.” Following our 2018 Conference and Dr Debbie Pushor’s visit to

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