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Our school in the community

Why is parent and community engagement important?


Research shows that the most successful schools engage students, parents, carers and the community as partners in supporting student learning and wellbeing. Many schools have already developed strategies to engage with parents and community. The overwhelming evidence that parent engagement has a positive effect on student achievement has led to all state schools and their communities being encouraged to strengthen their engagement - with and between students, teachers, parents and carers, support staff, community, industry and business groups.

Parent and Community Engagement at Payne Road State School
Parents and Citizens' (P&C) Associations work in productive partnership with their school principal and the community to promote the interests of the school, and facilitate its development and further improvement, to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.  We work together to deliver on items in the Parent and Community Engagement Framework.  Both groups have developed processes to further this partnership.  Below are some of the processes and structures that have been developed: