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 has had a long association with Canadian academic Dr Debbie Pushor. Debbie has worked as a public school teacher, consultant, principal, senior administrator, and now as a researcher and teacher educator. She is
This 2-page flyer is a brief introduction to the key concepts of family engagement. It’s a useful conversation starter as it succinctly addresses three questions: Why family engagement? How? What does it look like? This
Why a systematic approach is needed Dr Debbie Pushor on why family engagement needs to be co-ordinated and systematic, rather than random and disconnected. How it works in practice The story of how a disadvantaged
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.