Parent Views Wanted

There’s always a range of big and small issues on the education agenda at any one time.

There are also surveys specifically seeking parent input.

Current Surveys and Inquiries

National fete research project

Primary schools are being urged to contribute to the National Fete Research Project being run by the Fundraising Directory in collaboration with QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. The project is the first large-scale survey of school fetes in Australia. The purpose of the survey is to gather information from primary schools who conduct a fete, festival, carnival, open day or similar event which is a major fundraising event for the school. Schools that have not held a fete are also being encouraged to participate to share their reasons for not holding a fete. Survey participants have the chance to win one of three Vegepod container gardens, worth $498 each, for their school . The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will remain open until 13 October 2017 |More information | Link

Sun protection and sugary drinks research

Queensland parents of primary-age children are being asked to contribute to a QUT research project. The project is examining the factors that influence parent decisions around sun protection and sugar-sweetened drinks for their children and themselves. It’s an online anonymous survey with follow-up. Participants go into the running for one of two $50 Coles Myer shopping vouchers. Survey is open until 30 October 2017| More information | Link

Federal parliamentary inquiry into regional, rural and remote education

This national review is examining the key challenges and barriers that impact on students’ learning outcomes, including transitions toward, and success regarding, further study, training and employment | More information| Link


National Parent Engagement Network

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is leading a four-year parent engagement project with funding from the Australian Government.

As part of the project a virtual national network has been established of researchers, educators, parents, policy-makers, community organisations and other inviduals interested in parent engagement in children’s learning.

According to ARACY: “the overall goal of the Network is to drive better understanding of and promotion of parent engagement with the aim of embedding the concept and its practice in schools across Australia. Core functions of the Network are to share information, to promote parent engagement, to build partnerships, and to provide expert consultation to the Parent Engagement Project.”

Click here to join the national Parent Engagement Network.