Supporting young learners at home, creating shared family spaces at school and welcoming migrant parents into school communities are key themes of the successful applications for 2021 Parent in Education grants.
A total of $83,000 will be shared between 26 schools and preschools to help parents play a greater role in boosting educational outcomes for their children.
Parent in Education grants help parents and caregivers to understand what their children are learning, how they can support their children’s education at home and to build positive relationships with their child’s school or preschool community.
Among this year’s recipients is Brompton Primary School, which will help parents design activities to support learning outside the classroom, focusing on real-life examples like how to include learning on a trip to the supermarket.
Other initiatives will emphasise cultural engagement, such as at Adelaide School of English, which will run workshops to help parents navigate essential services and school processes, and Pipalyatjara Anangu School, which will use geological studies to connect families and help children learn while compiling a family tree.
“We remain committed to improving learning outcomes for students through better parental engagement, as promised prior to the 2018 election,” said Education Minister John Gardner.
“This grant scheme gives parents and caregivers a better understanding of what and how their children are learning and how they can be supported at home.
“Stronger partnerships with schools help parents feel more empowered to support their children’s learning, which improves educational outcomes.
“The most significant educational impact is often achieved by effective parental engagement in learning at home, and it is great to so many school and preschools across the state coming up with innovative way to boost parent engagement in learning.”
The full list of recipients are:
Aberfoyle Hub Preschool
What maths is and what it means to think and act like a mathematician
Adelaide Secondary School of English
Building community resilience to maximise school engagement – workshop series
Berri Community Preschool
Number sense in the early years
Blakeview Primary School
Booborowie Primary School
Bridgewater Kindergarten Inc
Numeracy in the early years
Brompton Primary School
From classroom to lounge room learning
Connecting in our culture
Cowandilla Primary School and Children’s Centre
Helping your child to understand our number system
Crystal Brook Primary School
Elizabeth Grove Primary School
Partnering with parents to support children’s reading
Felixstow Community School
Auslan parent information
Bright from the start
Loxton Preschool Centre Inc
Come and learn to play the kindy way
Memorial Oval Primary School
Engaging parents in children’s learning
Fundamental movement in childhood – importance of fine motor skills
Nuriootpa Community Children’s Centre
Developing children’s strong identity as a reader and writer
Para Hills High School
Parental literacy development
Pipalyatjara Anangu School
Port Broughton Kindergarten
Family and home organisation
Springbank Secondary College
Parents supporting learner achievement
Willsden Primary School
Willsden great start collective
Woodville Gardens School B-7
Cultural representation in governance
Woodville High School
Multicultural parents’ groups
Yankalilla Area School
A bit of Bahasa