The following materials were developed as part of the Facilitating School-Parent-Community Partnerships project, to help children realise their educational potential. Funded by the Ian Potter Foundation, the project’s principal goal was to lift Tasmanian educational retention and attainment by improving the quantity and quality of parental and community engagement in primary and high schools. The materials found below have been designed to support schools to strengthen their own parent and community partnerships. We acknowledge and thank the 12 Tasmanian Schools and the Tasmanian Department of Education for their involvement in this project.
These fliers were developed as resources for workshops delivered across the state for schools, parents and community members. They cover parent and community engagement in the following areas: attendance, communication, distance, marketing and participation.
- School-Parent-Community Workshop - Attendance (PDF 69.7 KB)
- School-Parent-Community Workshop - Communication (PDF 803.8 KB)
- School-Parent-Community Workshop - Distance (PDF 342.6 KB)
- School-Parent-Community Workshop - Marketing (PDF 69.8 KB)
- School-Parent-Community Workshop - Participation (PDF 256.4 KB)
The Landscape Audit is designed to provide the school with an opportunity to review current practice, to identify gaps and possible activities to focus on in the future. It is meant to help schools map what they are doing in the area of parent and community engagement and then choose areas to focus on and build up. In the project, this audit was completed with parent and community member input.
- School-Parent-Community Engagement Landscape Audit (PDF 175.5 KB)
- School-Parent-Community Engagement Landscape Audit (DOCX 153.6 KB)
The School-Parent-Community Partnership Plan is designed to be a working document. It helps schools, parents and community members to set and record their partnership goals with evaluation measures, targets and progress tracking. Make your own plan using this template.
- School-Parent-Community Partnership Plan (PDF 137.1 KB)
- School-Parent-Community Partnership Plan (DOCX 66.9 KB)
This spreadsheet is designed to help you capture the data to evaluate how your partnership plan is progressing. It was created for schools who wanted to look at data in greater depth.
These links and resources that may be used to inform or be shared with school staff, parents and community members.
- Equipping parents to support their children’s higher education aspirations: a design and evaluation tool (PDF 740.0 KB)
- Strengthening family and community engagement in student learning (PDF 6.4 MB)
- Facilitating School-Parent-Community Partnerships project page
- Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
The Parents Matter website is for families to connect with resources and information about career and job opportunities of the future, and the educational pathways to get there.