Family School Partnerships
“To build and strengthen links with families and the local community to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes.” Catholic Education Melbourne's Family–School Partnerships initiative
At St.Patrick’s, we are dedicated to building and strengthen links with families and the local community to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes.
“Each person’s formation takes place within a process that is implemented over many years by several educators, starting with parents.” – Pope Francis (2014)
What is Family School Partnerships?
Family-school partnerships are collaborative relationships and activities involving school staff, parents and other family members of students at a school.
Why are they important?
At St. Patrick’s we believe that families are the first educators of their children and they continue to influence their children’s learning and development during the school years and long afterwards. It is vital for schools and families to work in partnership together. Research tells us that the most effective schools have high levels of parental and community involvement and that this involvement is strongly related to improved student learning, attendance and behaviour.
A copy of the school's Family School Partnerships Policy can be found here.
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“To be hoped that the school and the family will be in harmony... to the process of education and the individual’s formation.” – Pope John Paul II (1981)