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Recognising the Role of Families


Literacy and Numeracy Tips (multilingual)

10 March 2015

Literacy and Numeracy tips in seven languages for children in primary school. These literacy and numeracy tips from the National Literacy & Numeracy Week initiative for parents are available via mp3 or written transcript in seven languages. Ideal for teachers and parents to use with students.

What Works. The Work Program

13 June 2014

What Works. The Work Program helps schools plan and take action to improve educational outcomes for Australian indigenous students. The website provides material to support the three-step process: building awareness; forming partnership and working systematically. It provides workbooks, case studies and other information to help schools improve outcomes for indigenous students.

Flipped Classrooms

8 August 2013

The flipped classroom, one of the central features of 21st century learning, flips traditional teaching on its head. Instead of listening to teachers lecture then doing homework, in the flipped classroom, students watch video lessons before class, then in class, work with other students to solve problems and apply their knowledge while teachers answer students' queries or fill in the gaps.

Acknowledging Country Poster

915 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

855 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

2436 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'

1038 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

1076 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

922 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


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