“Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools. Where parents and teachers work together to improve learning, the gains in achievement are significant.” Harris & Goddall, 2007.
Family Centered Classroom Practices
St Peter’s is currently involved in a Family Centered Classroom Practices (FCCP) cluster with three other schools in the local area. This program aims to strengthen the links between Family and School while engaging with a number of experts in the field of family engagement. The school is focusing on a variety of approaches in order to enhance parent engagement and student learning outcomes. Some of these include:
- A community radio station
- Parent afternoon teas
- Developing parent’s capacity to engage in play and learning with children
- Enhancing parent groups including the School Board and Friend’s of St Peter’s
- Providing parent information sessions
This Family School Partnership statement is a declaration of intention, a way of bringing to life the purpose behind why we engage families and communities in children’s education.