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Parents in Education funding for school and preschool communities

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Parents in Education (PIE) funding of up to $5,000 is available for parent engagement projects. It's open to government schools and preschools.

The funding is for projects that help parents and carers:

  • get involved in their child’s education
  • support learning at home through positive relationships with schools.

Applicants need to show a parent-led process and show connection to parents throughout the project.

2023 successful applicants

Congratulations to the 26 successful applicants for the 2023 Parents in Education funding round. Successful applicants are spread across the state from Roxby Downs to Coomandook who will share in $83,000 worth of funding.

School and project name


Airdale Primary School – Connecting generations through culture: An Aboriginal Project for families and students.


Bertram Hawker Kindergarten – Parent workshops: Responding to children's emotional needs


Bowden Brompton Community School – Parent Engagement Project


Burra Community School – Parent Engagement in Numeracy


Cambrai Primary School – Families under the Dark Skies


Carlton School – Our World: Our Stories


Christie Downs Primary School – Drumbeat and Odyssey


Coomandook Area School – Transitioning into secondary school


Coromandel Valley Kindergarten – Kindergarten Community Produce Garden


Eastern Fleurieu R to 12 School – Parent Support Group


Elizabeth Vale Primary School – Elizabeth Vale Orchard


Findon High School – Inviting Parents into the Restorative Journey – Building school community capacity in conflict resolution


Littlehampton Primary School – Parents and Friends initiative for improved literacy and numeracy outcomes


Marden Senior College – Supporting student wellbeing in senior schooling


Mount Barker High School – Mount Barker High Connecting with Culture and Language


Napperby Primary School – Family Connection Night


Northern Adelaide Senior College – Cultural Storytime @ NASC


Owen Primary School – Owen Primary School Reading Night


Parafield Gardens Primary School – Community Connection


Ramco Primary School – Ramco Primary School Community Garden


Roxby Downs Children's Centre – Community Cooking


Salisbury High School – Strengthening Relationships, Wellbeing and Engagement through Events


Spalding Primary School – Parent information sessions about Reading and Numeracy


Unley Primary School – Growing up online


Victor Harbor High School – Collaborative Tenacity


Wattle Park Kindergarten – Helping families with strategies to support their child's development workshops




Applications for 2024 funding

Applications for funding in 2024 for South Australian government schools and preschools will open in term 3, 2023.

Who can apply for 2024 funding

Applications can be made by:

  • school or preschool staff
  • parents and carers
  • parent or carer groups
  • governing councils
  • parent clubs.

A government school principal or preschool director must support the application. Each school or preschool can only apply once every year.

The funding is only for government schools or preschools.

Key dates

Applications will open in term 3, 2023.

A link to the online application form will be available on this page when applications open.

Getting ready to apply

Get started with these points.

  • Collect information that you need for your application.
  • Think about your project aims and possible outcomes.
  • Draft a budget.
  • Think about:
    • who you want involved
    • how your school or preschool can help set up the project
    • how the project is parent-led and engages them in their child’s education.

Download and use the Parents in Education funding planning template (DOCX 433 KB) to start collecting your information for 2024 applications.

Parent Engagement

For questions about getting involved in your child's learning.

Email: education.ParentEngagement [at] sa.gov.au


Learning at Home

For questions or comments about the learning at home lessons.

Email: learningathome [at] sa.gov.au