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Top Tips for what schools can do to create great family - school partnerships

874 Downloads, 18 September 2012

This handout provides 15 excellent practical ideas for schools and teaching staff to enhance the relationships between parents and schools. There are bright ideas, suggestions to build learning links, improve communication and welcome to parents , plus cute ideas to build staff enthusiasm and energy.

Anti-bullying Video

2 July 2012

This excellent anti-bullying video clip is useful for both students and parents. The video was created by students from the Wolongong diocese. If you would like to order the full resource package contact gail.tarrant@dow.catholic.edu.au. Click here for more details http://www.partners4learning.edu.au/news/fx-list-articles.cfm?loadref=3

NEW! - Helping your parents engage with their child's learning

24 April 2012

School a-z – has tips and more to help you support your parents engage with their child’s learning. There are video clips and handouts for how to get the most out of parent – teacher meetings, videos on assignment starters, help with homework, subject help sheets and more. Great ideas for teachers, parents, classroom activities and homework suggestions.

Parent Resource Library List - books, websites and CDs

1101 Downloads, 27 February 2012

This resource list has been complied by Parent Education Officers across various dioceses. It has a range of useful resources for parents and is a useful addition for school websites. Topics address boys, mothers, fathers, adolescents, parenting, emotional intelligence, discipline, alcohol, grief, resilience, mind matters, indigenous, engagement, learning

Positive Partnerships with Parents

2518 Downloads, 24 August 2010

This booklet is a "must have" for all teachers. It provides tips and ideas to build effective partnerships with families based on mutual trust, respect and shared responsibility . It provides practical communication strategies for working with parents, dealing with emotionally charged situations and complex meetings, as well as planning processes for parent teacher interviews.

Prayers for parent meetings

29192 Downloads, 15 August 2010

A variety of prayers that can be used for opening parent meetings. Themes are Beginning; Welcome; Building Bridges; Hope; Respect; Recognition; Example; Values; Unity and Diversity and Endings

Strategies for Building Relationships in Primary Schools

2353 Downloads, 22 July 2010

A useful handout for all teachers in primary schools. It provides a range of creative ways to engage parents in primary school, connect with learning and develop relationships with parents within and across grades. The tips and ideas are creative, fun and practical .

Establishing a Parent Network within Secondary Schools

2111 Downloads, 14 July 2010

This outline suggests a process for creating a parent network within secondary schools to develop a sense of community and build personal links for families from years 7-12. The team develops positive transition processes and provides opportunities for ongoing relationshsips across the school community.

Guidelines for Effective Meetings - meeting manners

2137 Downloads, 13 July 2010

A simple and practical mini handout for meetings. Cut each sheet in half, laminate and spread across tables as prompting cards about courtesy, manners and respecting others

Simple Role Descriptions of P&F executive members

2375 Downloads, 28 June 2010

A useful booklet to describe role descriptions for presidents, secretaries, treasurers of P&F teams. Key words - effective, learning, role, responsibility, knowledge, organisation, validation, respect, listening.


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