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

Joan Kirner Award

The Joan Kirner Parent Participation Award is an annual award given by Parents Victoria to a Victorian parent or Parent Club who has demonstrated, encouraged,

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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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Parent engagement: Lessons from research

This research report provides strong evidence for the value of parent engagement in children’s education. The report provides a synopsis of the published literature pertaining to parental engagement in both the home and school environments.

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Family Engagement research in the ACT

This research project in the ACT provided a strong evidence base to support family engagement in ACT primary and high schools. The project was conducted by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY)

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Parents as first educators

This is a summary of a workshop held as part of the PV/DET Parent Forum in August 2019. The workshop focused on the importance of parent/school partnerships in developing children’s literacy and numeracy. Speaker –

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Home Visits: US program now in Canada

Canadian family engagement expert Dr Debbie Pushor (University of Saskatchewan) is trialling a program of Parent Teacher Home Visits in Canada, modelled on a successful program that has been running in the USA since 1998. Home visits

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Joan Kirner Award

The Joan Kirner Parent Participation Award is an annual award given by Parents Victoria to a Victorian parent or Parent Club who has demonstrated, encouraged, or facilitated parent or family engagement in their school. The

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