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Parent Engagement – for Schools & Teachers

Welcome to the Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network parent engagement portal. In this section schools and teachers will find information and resources to help them develop successful parental engagement programs within their school communities.

The QIS Parents Network has compiled a range of Australian and international articles and tools to help answer school questions around: What is parent engagement? What does the research on parent engagement tell us? Why does it matter for principals and teachers? How do students and their families benefit? What things can we implement at our school? How will we measure our success?

There’s a wealth of research and tools available to support schools to develop or enhance their engagement programs and activities with parents. Follow the links to download tools that we hope will support your work. Let us know if you find other information that we can upload here to share with others.

Parental Engagement Overview

Resources For Schools

Parental Engagement Frameworks

Resources To Use With Parents

Student NAPLAN reports out soon

The authority responsible for Australia’s national literacy and numeracy testing program has moved to reassure parents and schools about the validity and timetable for the release of student test results [ … ]

Become a Ready Reading volunteer

Queensland parents can now apply to become Ready Reading volunteers. The Queensland Government wants to train a volunteer army of 3,000 mums, dads, carers and community members to help enhance [ … ]

Expert shares how families can build their mental fitness

Being physically fit is an important health goal most of us aspire to. But what about “mental fitness?” How much time and energy does your family put in to having [ … ]

NAPLAN 2018: What parents need to know

Australia’s annual NAPLAN tests for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are being held from 15 May. In Queensland about 263,000 students will set the tests this year. [ … ]