For Schools

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, resources and funding opportunities to help them develop successful parental engagement programs within their school communities.

The QIS Parents Network has compiled a range of Australian and international research articles and resources to help answer school questions on: 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 initiatives can we implement at our school? How will we measure our success?

There’s a wealth of evidence-based strategies and activities that schools can draw on to enhance their engagement programs and activities with parents. Queensland independent schools can also apply for funding to power up their parent engagement.

Follow the links to download resources that we hope will support your work. Let us know if you find other information that we can upload here to share with others.

Research Papers and Articles

Resources For Schools

Funding Opportunities

Resources To Use With Parents

New Queensland independent schools opening in 2023

Queensland independent schools are expected to welcome more than 145,000 new and returning domestic students in 2023. Six new independent schools and nine new campuses have also been approved to [ … ]

Our 2021-22 Annual Report

QIS Parents Network is a proud of our advocacy on behalf of independent school families – and our meaningful parent engagement research – in the 2021-22 financial year. Find our [ … ]

Feedback wanted on proposed revisions to the way languages (German, Indonesian, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish) are taught

While the bulk of the Australian Curriculum Review is now complete and live on a dedicated website, further review work is still underway on the curriculum relating to 12 languages [ … ]

Updated Australian Curriculum (version 9.0) now live

After a lengthy review process and several redrafts, the new Australian Curriculum has been approved and released. The document – dubbed Version 9.0 – was endorsed by Education Ministers on [ … ]