Resources from the May 2017 Joining the Dots Workshop

Joining the Dots:  Parent and Family Engagement Workshop

On Thursday 25th May, 37 participants from schools in the north and community agencies who work with schools, converged at Trinity Catholic School in Richmond for the Joining the Dots: Parent and Family Engagement Workshop. Participants learnt to unpack parent and family engagement from a school perspective, workshopped a self reflective audit tool and gained some practical strategies and resources to use within their own workplaces. Participants also valued the opportunity to make new contacts, hear from a parent perspective, and learn from two diverse education settings.

Presenters included Parents Victoria, Catholic Education Melbourne, St Peter Chanel School Deer Park, and Glenroy College. Feedback from the day showed that participants wanted more than a half day! Stay tuned for information on the full-day JTD Forum on the 2nd of August which will expand the conversation to School-Family-Community partnerships.

Download Resources from the Workshop below:

Workshop Presentation (.PDF file)
PEAR – Guide and Toolkit
CEM – Community Conversations (link to download a .PDF file)
CECV – Transition for Students with Diverse Needs
PEAR – School Action Plan Template (.docx file)
Glenroy College Report (.PDF file)
Parents Victoria – Let’s Work Together
Foundation House – Schools and Families in Partnership (a desktop tool for engaging families from refugee backgrounds)