Schools are developing productive partnerships with students, staff, parents and their communities to:
- support improved student learning opportunities
- deliver high achievement
- promote community confidence and pride in the school's ability to meet the needs of all students and enhance performance.
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 podcasts and case studies, guides for parents, teachers and principals and links to contemporary websites in Australia and internationally.
Parent and community engagement framework — At a glance (PDF, 162KB)
Parent and community engagement framework — Frequently asked questions (PDF, 164KB)
Parents associations bring vitality and strength to the learning community.
P&C Qld is the statewide organisation representing the interests of state school Parents and Citizens Associations. If you're a member of a state school P&C association, you'll find great resources on our
Parents and Citizens' Associations web page including policy, procedures and processes that govern the operation of a P&C Association.
Parents associated with Catholic education are encouraged to visit
The Federation of Parents and Friends Associations of Catholic Schools' in Queensland website for more information.
Parents of students attending Independent schools are encouraged to visit the
Queensland Independent Schools Parents Council website for further information.
Independent public schools
The Independent public schools initiative provides state schools with greater autonomy in decision-making and increased capacity to work in new ways to maximise learning outcomes.
There are 250 Independent Public Schools in Queensland.
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.