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School Community

Schools are developing productive partnerships with students, staff, parents and their communities to:

The Parent and Community Engagement Framework

The Parent and Community Engagement Framework outlines the importance of engaging with parents and the community to improve student levels of achievement and describes principles underpinning effective engagement.

A range of online support resources for schools is available to strengthen their engagement with parents and the community. Read about practical strategies to plan and implement local parent and community engagement programs. Find vodcasts and case studies, guides for parents, teachers and principals and links to contemporary websites in Australia and internationally.

Related documents

Parent and Community Engagement Framework - At a glance Adobe PDF document162K

Parent and Community Engagement Framework - Frequently Asked Questions Adobe PDF document164K

Parents associations

Parents associations bring vitality and strength to the learning community.

Independent Public Schools

Independent Public Schools is a Queensland Government initiative which aims to give schools increased autonomy in decision making, cut red tape and remove management layers to improve student outcomes.

Over a four year period 120 Independent Public Schools will be rolled out across the state.

Empowering local schools

The Empowering Local Schools National Partnership is a Commonwealth Government initiative that supports Australian schools to strengthen their community engagement, utilise autonomy and enhance local decision making to better respond to the educational needs of students.

Funded over seven years, the initiative will be implemented over two phases. In Queensland, 131 state schools will be involved in Phase 1 of the program during 2012-13 to 2013-2014.

Step up into Education

Step up into Education is a Queensland Government election commitment to better prepare and support children to make the transition to school, and to support parents to become involved in their child's education.

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This page was last reviewed on 18 Oct 2013

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