School case studies

Strong partnerships between the school, its teachers and the parent community make a positive contribution to student learning.

The following case studies highlight the innovative strategies schools are implementing to encourage greater consultation with their community to support student learning outcomes.

Cabramatta High School's community innovations

Cabramatta High School integrates effectively with the community through three innovative school-based programs: using the art of Capoeira Angola, overcoming trauma through building inclusion, connection and empowerment; a Year 9 GOALS setting program with corporate mentors from local businesses; and the 'Box with a cop' program.

Cabramatta High School community innovations


Cambridge Park Public School's community matters

Designed by students, Cambridge Park Public School's preschool garden was a valuable community partnership and work skills initiative. The garden has engaged parents, staff and the local TAFE to work together. The school's live streaming of consultative meetings and workshops shows how the school effectively engages and actively includes working parents as valued stakeholders of the school.

Cambridge Park Public School community matters


Building relationships at Menindee Central School

Focusing on building relationships, Menindee Central School contacts parents and community members through a variety of ways designed to suit individual preferences. The school celebrates Aboriginal culture each term through a community project and created a 'Yarn Up Circle', a great way to start conversations with parents and the community.

Building relationships at Menindee Central School


Vibrant and imaginative Miranda Public School

Miranda Public School offers a wide range of activities to engage with their local community including a shopping program for special needs students, a drumbeat program and a vibrant sensory room, encouraging student collaboration and imaginative play. Innovative and successful links with the local high school see Year 9 students effectively supporting a fluency program.

Vibrant and imaginative Miranda Public School


The community is a priority at Taree High School

At Taree High School, parents and Elders play an important role in a genuine consultative process. A series of programs like Sista Speak and Bro Speak are embedded in school life and empower students while a valued mentor, their Elder-in-Residence, shares his knowledge of Aboriginal art, history and culture.

The community is a priority at Taree High School


Supporting student wellbeing at Lithgow High School

At Lithgow High School's 'Wellbeing Hub', students with a variety of needs are supported by community sector providers including occupational therapists, mental health services and social workers. The hubs' location within the school allows ease of access for individuals and groups.

Supporting student wellbeing at Lithgow High School
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