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

Families urged to voice opinion on national education agenda

The national panel of education experts tasked with improving learning and wellbeing outcomes for Australian students is encouraging parents and teachers to have a say on “what is working and [ … ]

Non-State School Accreditation Board Reviewer announced

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) has welcomed the appointment of Cheryl Vardon as independent reviewer of the accreditation framework for non-state schools in Queensland. ISQ Chief Executive Officer Christopher Mountford said [ … ]

NAPLAN 2022 results – and the changes ahead for 2023

A national snapshot of results from this year’s NAPLAN testing was released this week (31 October 2022). The regulatory body that oversees NAPLAN, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ … ]

QIS Parents Network appoints new Executive Officer

Amanda Watt has been appointed Executive Officer of the Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network. Shari Armistead, Chair of the QIS Parents Network and Independent Schools Queensland Director (Strategic Relations) thanked [ … ]