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Recognising the Role of Families


Acknowledging Country Poster

732 Downloads, 18 June 2013

This Acknowledgement of Country Poster has been developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers for school communities to display around the school, for example in their foyer, staff room and classrooms.

Acknowledging Country Card - Guide for School Communities

670 Downloads, 18 June 2013

This Acknowledgement of Country card has been written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers for school communities to use at school events, meetings (including P&F and Board meetings) and other gatherings. It includes a tear off section so that the Acknowledgement can be inserted into a diary or work folder so that it is readily accessible.

School Action Plan for Parent Engagement - Linking to Learning

1694 Downloads, 27 May 2013

This template can be used for planning parent engagement activities to support identified school/classroom goals.

How to go from 'Can't do' to 'Can do'

803 Downloads, 25 April 2013

Andrew Fuller's tips for how to shift your child's thinking from 'can't do' to 'can do'. Help parents work with schools to get the best from students.

A to Z Postcard

906 Downloads, 16 September 2012

This postcard provides practical help for primary and secondary school parents.. Topics such as homework, study skill activities, technology use and wellbeing activities can be found at this site. It's brilliant! Check out the A toZ parenting app too.

3rd CCSP Master Class - Parent and Community Engagement with Learning

2 July 2012

Dr Anne Henderson from the USA will present a full-day workshop on understanding the importance of parent and community engagement. Anne’s specialty is the relationship between families and schools, and its impact on students’ academic outcomes. See News Item for further details

Tips for Parents - Managing Anxiety

710 Downloads, 18 June 2012

Anxiety is a major issue for parents and young people. This is an excellent handout to disctibute to parents at the beginning or during the school year. . The ideas are practical and clear. Key words- anxiety, stress, strategies, "what if", conversation starters, taking control, communication, bullying, listening

Resources for ..... parenting / caring / education

746 Downloads, 25 May 2012

This one page resource has a range of excellent websites for parents, carers and teachers in engaging families in their child's learning. Word format for easy customisation.

Get ready for study and work - Top Tips for students with disabilities

26 April 2012

This site has a range of excellent information to help people with a disability plan for their future study and employment for getting ready for life after school. You can also download a workbook for young people with disabilities here. The workbook covers each of our top ten tips and and contains lots of practical activities and advice. Key words - teachers, parents, year coordinators

The Middle Years of Schooling - Helping your child with Literacy and Numeracy

663 Downloads, 24 April 2012

This booklet has been produced to assist parents and caregivers in helping their young adolescent in the middle years of school with literacy and numeracy. Parent support and encouragement are vital at this stage. This booklet can be copied and shared with parents at parent information evenings, parent interviews and added to school websites. It is an excellent resource for Year Coordinators .


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