Case Studies - Our Stories

The Family-School and Community Partnerships Bureau has developed case studies to show different ways in which family-school and community partnerships have improved student learning.

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Coodanup College, Victoria

By actively engaging parents of Year 9 students in numeracy and literacy classes, Coodanup College in Western Australia empowered teachers, changed parents' views, and improved student literacy and learning behaviour.

Case study: Coodanup College

Glenroy College, New South Wales

Engaging with a youth worker made a significant difference for Year 7 students at Glenroy College. The project involved building relationships with students and families, working with teachers and improving home-school communication—resulting in improved reading, numeracy and attendance.

Case study: Glenroy College

Holy Cross College, Victoria

Parents became more confident about supporting their children's learning and wellbeing at Holy Cross College after the school implemented initiatives to enhance understanding of how boys learn. This strengthened the sense of partnership among students, families and teachers, and increased student learning and wellbeing outcomes.

Case study: Holy Cross College

Killester College, Victoria

Year 7 students at Killester College achieved higher maths scores the more their parents attended special numeracy events and gained confidence about being engaged in their children's learning.

Case study: Killester College

Longford Primary School, Tasmania

When Longford Primary School empowered parents of Prep students to increase their own skills, confidence and willingness to engage, their children showed improved literacy outcomes.

Case study: Longford Primary School

Pimlico State High School, Queensland

Pimlico State High School provided opportunities for parents of students attending literacy programs to support their child's learning at home. The result was improved student literacy outcomes as well as improved communication, attendance, and parent and student engagement.

Case study: Pimlico State High School

Sackville Street Public School, New South Wales

Sackville Street Public School increased parent engagement through initiatives ranging from physical display boards to social media and software apps—resulting in enhanced understanding and support for student outcomes.

Case study: Sackville Street Public School