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Grants initiate parent engagement

25 January 2019

The State Government has announced $80,000 in grants to support parents and caregivers’ participation in their child’s learning and education.

The Parent Initiatives in Education (PIE) funding program aims to help parents and caregivers to better understand what their children are learning, how they can support their child’s education at home and to build positive relationships with their child’s school or preschool community, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups.

33 government schools and preschools have been funded through the program.

A number of successful initiatives will be focusing on cultural engagement, such as Cowandilla Primary School and Children’s Centre’s Aboriginal Artwork Project which aims to promote the importance of reading and build community connections through Aboriginal dreamtime stories and art with families and children.

Parafield Gardens Children’s Centre will use their funding to run family gatherings with Aboriginal families within the centre and beyond where they will share information around services and the learning and development of their child.

Other sites such as Munno Para Kindergarten and Riverdale R-7 will encourage parent participation in excursions and outdoor environments.

The full list of successful education sites are:

Site Initiative
Adelaide North Special School What Is Your Child Learning?....Educating families on their child's curriculum
Adelaide Secondary School of English Parents and Caregivers Workshops
Bellevue Heights Primary School Building and strengthening cross cultural relationships
Cowandilla Primary School and Children's Centre Little Library Aboriginal Artwork Project
Felixstow Community School The Wellbeing Toolbox
Glen Osmond Primary School Maximising parent participation in student learning
Grange Primary School Supporting Your Child For The Start of School
Ingle Farm Primary school Parenting Across the Cultures
Ingle Farm Primary School Transition process from year 7 to HS for EALD/IELP students
Kadina Memorial School Michael Carr-Gregg - “Real Wired Child: What kids are doing online and how to keep them safe”
Kalaya Children's Centre Parent engagement in asset mapping
Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School Parents to attend AGOSCI conference
Lockleys Children's Centre Community cultural inclusion and awareness project
Moana Primary School Maths Is Fun
Mount Barker South Primary School Visible Learning Workshops
Munno Para Kindergarten Going Bush
North Ingle School and Preschool Multicultural Cooking and Community Garden Program
Parafield Gardens Children's Centre Aboriginal Family Gatherings
Paringa Park Primary School Parent Workshops: Using Technology Better with Google / Supporting Children with Anxiety
Pennington Children's Centre ACE excursions
Port Augusta Children's Centre Playing to learn.
Port Augusta Children's Centre Sharing our culture
Port Augusta West Primary School Building Learning Partnerships and Connections at PAWPS
Port Broughton Area School The Resilience Project
Port Broughton Kindergarten Noticing STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) in our everyday life
Prospect Primary School Our community - Inside Out
Riverdale R-7 School Parent Literacy training
Salisbury High School Parents as Partners at Salisbury High School
Surrey Downs Primary School Positive Behaviour Seminar Series
Unley Kindergarten Parent Education and Connection Workshops
Wallaroo Mines Primary School Dr Chris Matthews - teaching maths to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through dance and story
Wallaroo Preschool Centre Communication & Connection: Oral Language Developmental Opportunities through Nature
Woodend Primary School Introducing new parents to positive school communication and decision making