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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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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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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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