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:

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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,

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ARACY field study

Researching parent engagement: A qualitative field study This study published by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) focuses on Aboriginal, low Socio-Economic

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Aboriginal families

According to research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY), a significant barrier to the engagement of Aboriginal parents in high Aboriginal

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Students with disabilities

Effective communication is the key; two-way exchanges with families as genuine partners. In communicating effectively with families it is equally important to empower and encourage

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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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Alumni programs in schools

What is an alumni program? “Alumni” simply means former students of your school. Alumni programs, where schools keep up a connection with alumni and invite them back to the school to connect with current students,

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Family Engagement and Teacher Practice

This webinar gives details of a teacher in-service program that was run in a cluster of schools in Greater Dandenong (Melbourne). Family Engagement Leader Sue Brown says that conventional teacher training does little to prepare

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Parent engagement in ACT Schools

An inspiring collection of family engagement case studies from schools in the ACT. This research project by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) gathered information from a range of ACT schools and

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ARACY field study

Researching parent engagement: A qualitative field study This study published by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) focuses on Aboriginal, low Socio-Economic Status (SES), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) parents, and parents

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Aboriginal families

According to research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY), a significant barrier to the engagement of Aboriginal parents in high Aboriginal enrolment schools is the cultural disconnect between parents and teachers.

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Low socioeconomic communities

Why is there a perceived lack of parent engagement in low-socioeconomic status communities? Research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) has some answers and strategies to enhance parent engagement. Read more

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Students with disabilities

Effective communication is the key; two-way exchanges with families as genuine partners. In communicating effectively with families it is equally important to empower and encourage families to communicate effectively with schools. Videos These videos are

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Recognising out-of-school learning

After hearing Debbie Pushor’s presentation at the Statewide Principals Conference in June 2019, one school Principal was inspired to do something to recognise the learning children do outside of school hours. Brett Millott, principal at

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