Foundation House resource The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House) has created a guide to help schools engage with parents from refugee backgrounds. The guide includes practical and useful information on: Overcoming language
This is a summary of a workshop held as part of the PV/DET Parent Forum in August 2019. The workshop covered many issues related to mental health, including the vital role of parent/school partnerships in
This resource from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) provides school communities with practical guidance on implementing successful parent and family engagement practices. It focuses on the ‘how’ rather than just the
This series of videos was made specifically for teacher educators. Dr Debbie Pushor from the University of Seskatchewan speaks to teacher educators at Monash University, drawing on her decades of experience as a teacher, consultant, principal,
Families appreciate being valued and acknowledged and this builds pride and confidence in our students and our schools. It’s important to celebrate the success of everyone’s efforts. A little gesture goes a long way!
One strategy for increasing family engagement that has worked in many schools is to employ a dedicated Family Engagement Officer. On this page we give some examples of how this works, including a two case
Parent Engagement is much more than helping out with the school excursion or sausage-sizzle. Dr Debbie Pushor from the University of Saskatchewan gives a wide-ranging talk on Parent Engagement. She focuses on the research that
Knowing their families and their cultural beliefs around education will assist schools to engage those families in a more culturally responsive way and give all families a sense of belonging. Situate cultural strengths of family
Parents Victoria respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation, on whose country we work. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and future. Their ancestral ties to country have never been extinguished, and sovereignty never ceded.