Schools as Community Centres (SaCC)

An initiative supporting families in their local school community to enhance the early learning and wellbeing of children birth to 8 years.

Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) projects are hosted by NSW Public Schools and led by a local facilitator who coordinates and manages a range of community engagement initiatives and programs supporting families with young children. Each year around 5000 families participate in SaCC activities, including:

  • supported playgroups
  • early literacy activities
  • transition to school strategies,
  • parenting programs
  • adult learning and
  • health and nutrition initiatives

In 2017, there are 45 SaCC projects.

Evaluation framework

We use results-based accountability to identify positive outcomes for families and children participating in SaCC activities. SaCC families surveyed indicated that they:

  • learnt more about child development and felt more confident in their parenting.
  • have more people that they can turn to in the community.
  • felt their children are happy and ready for kindergarten.
  • are accessing new services.

Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) Evaluation Toolkit 2019 (PDF)

Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) Annual Results Based Report 2017
(PDF 1160.47KB)

Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) Annual Results Based Report 2016 (PDF 1617.26KB)


Further information

Family and Community Engagement Manager
02 9244 5360

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