Community Engagement Strategy : Relationship Between A School, Parents, And Community

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Community Engagement Strategy Strong relationship between a school, parents and community is essential to develop a positive impact in student learning. In 2008 the Family-School Partnerships Framework – A guide for schools and families (2008) was developed to maintain an effective partnership between all members of the school community, including teachers, families and students’. The Framework was set by the national parent bodies in Australia – the Australian Council of State School Organizations and the Australian Parents Council – the Australian Government and other key stakeholders, including state and territory governments and non government school authorities and school principals’ associations. Five Key elements to build an efficient school-family-community engagement framework: Communication Effective communication between schools, parents, the community and students forms the foundation in developing and maintaining partnerships. Probable approach: • Use of wide range of efficient communication tools and channels, including newsletters, websites, e-mails, assemblies, parent/teacher interviews, P&C meetings, web conferencing and text messages • Access to information in other languages and forms • Provide professional training to teachers to communicate with parents effectively. Learning partnerships Learning is not limited to the classroom. The beliefs, expectations and experience of parents is a key factor in the student’s

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