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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.
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.