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:
|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|