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.


Further information

Family and Community Engagement Manager
02 9244 5360

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