Funding Opportunities

Parent Engagement

School Project Grants

Parent engagement is a critical area of focus for schools and is enshrined in the Australian Professional Standards for Principals and Teachers.

The Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network provides funding support to independent schools that want to build and enhance how they engage parents in their child’s education.

This funding is administered through Independent Schools Queensland’s Research in Schools Program.

Queensland independent schools that would like more information on how to apply for parent engagement project funding should contact:

Natalie Horrobin
ISQ Education Services Officer (Teaching and Learning)
nhorrobin@isq.qld.edu.au | 3228 1580

Parent Engagement in Action

A number of independent schools have been funded through the QIS Parents Network to undertake parent engagement projects. We will share their stories and outcomes at the completion of their projects.

The Southport School proved distance is no barrier to engaging parents in their son’s school lives. The Gold Coast school improved its reach and connection with boarding families through the development of an interactive, electronic boarding newsletter | READ 

Border Rivers Christian College recognised dads were less visible in the school than mums. The Goondiwindi school used simple, but effective strategies to engage its father figures in the life of the school and the education of their children | READ 

St John’s Anglican College saw an opportunity to partner with parents to reinforce classroom learning at home. They implemented a range of strategies to improve the oral language skills of new Kindergarten and Prep students commencing at the College. | READ