Toolkit helps parents engage with kids’ learning
27 September 2019
A new ‘toolkit’ developed by the Catholic School Parents Australia is being hailed as an important resource for families and educators.
The free toolkit will assist parents, staff and Principals to form strong relationships and learn the importance of engaging in children’s learning from the first contact with the school.
Federal Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, launched the resource and associated website on 16 September.
“Parents should take an active role in their child’s education,” Mr Tehan said.
“These toolkits help parents navigate some of the tricky junctures in a child’s journey though the school years.
“When parents and teachers have healthy, engaged relationships, our students benefit.”
He congratulated Catholic School Parents’ Australia on delivering a quality resource to support families and schools.
CSPA deputy chair Carmel Nash said the CSPA was grateful to the Federal Government for funding the development of the toolkit.
“This important resource is essential for families and schools to help them make the transition into primary and secondary schools a great experience for children, young people and their families,” she said.
It comprises 22 modules, including seven apiece for school principals and staff in both primary and secondary schools.
Information in the toolkit will assist schools and families to work together towards learning success for children and young people.
The toolkit can be accessed at https://www.parentengagementcspa.edu.au/