Queensland celebrates its diverse community and recognises
the integral role parents and families play as partners in their children’s
education. Our state schools play a critical role in supporting this diversity,
engaging with the community, and modelling and fostering respectful
relationships between learners and all members of the school.
This framework outlines
five key elements of parent and community engagement to make a positive
difference in our students’ education.
1. Communication – Effective communication is an exchange
between students, parents, communities and schools that is inclusive and
involves information sharing and opportunities to learn from each other.
2. Partnerships with parents – Partnerships between parents,
students and schools promote student learning, wellbeing and high expectations
for student success.
3. Community collaboration – Relationships between the
school and wider community strengthen the ability of schools and families to
support student learning, wellbeing and developmental outcomes.
4. Decision-making – Parents, students and community members
play meaningful roles in school decision-making.
5. School culture – Respectful relationships between
students, parents and the school community are valued and enhance the promotion
of student learning and wellbeing.
Buddina State School utilises a framework that is reflective
of our school culture and values. The school has developed a strategy to
advance these critical partnerships.