Enhancing communication

Communication is a two-way exchange. Changes made to current communication systems are a critical factor in schools’ success in consulting with their communities.

Bright ideas

Technology Connecting Communities

Callaghan College Wallsend Campus (CCWC) caters for 1105 Year 7-10 students, including 12% of students who identify as Aboriginal.

The school established a range of strategies for information sharing via a strong digital presence. This allowed for all school and community communication to be easily accessed by students, parents and the wider community. The school then embarked on a wide consultation process to develop the school’s values and vision and continued with policy reviews, all conducted using the school's digital platforms.

The culmination of the consultation process was a school planning day at which parents, carers, students, staff and local Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group (AECG) representatives worked together. Over the past two years, parent and carer use of the school app and other digital communications has significantly grown, with more than 60% of families using these forms of communication. School consultation with the community is a continuous process using the school’s range of media channels.

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