Text version – Parents as partners
Curran Public School believes that strong early learning foundations – which combine the best in teaching practice alongside supported parents – make for successful and engaged lifelong learners. We do this through evidence-based programs, such as ‘Parents as Partners’, and by providing care and wellbeing for all their students and their families.
Students in this team have been led through a problem-solving framework to address needs in our community. Our project is achieved through an evidence-based approach and by providing care and wellbeing for all our students and their families. The phenomenal achievements of our Future Problem Solving Team are a testimony to our approach.
Journey focus area
- Building strong community partnerships to support in and out of the home.
- Students are empowered with the knowledge that they have made a difference to young lives.
- Parents have an increased capacity to provide opportunities and options for their children.
- Growth in parent engagement within the school.
- Utilise student voice in addressing community needs.
Timelines and milestones
- An improvement in results with a greater percentage of students reaching their benchmark in both literacy and numeracy.
- Greater collaboration between students’ parents and community.
- Better staff relationships and respect within the community.
- Collective efficacy for the whole community.
- Belief in a team approach and shared goals to improve student outcomes.
- Students as designers and problem solvers.
- Students can make a difference.
- Enhanced community and school partnerships.
- Sense of achievement and celebration.
- A greater value placed on Parents as Partners in Learning.
- Community spirit
Main challenges and solutions
- Built relationships with the new parents and their children to create trust and respect.
- Help during START WELL sessions.
- Improve the resources to increase interest, engagement and knowledge of ‘our goals’.