Toolkit helps parents and schools gear up

The Gearing Up for Parent Engagement in Student Learning resource is useful for parents, teachers and principals (CSPA)

A new toolkit launched in Canberra yesterday will provide resources to parents and schools to help improve student learning. Source: Catholic School Parents Australia.

The “Gearing Up for Parent Engagement in Student Learning” resource, created by Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA), will help parents, teachers and principals work together to support students at school and home.

The free online toolkit will assist parents, teachers and principals to form great relationships and engage in a child's education from the first contact with the school, at both primary and secondary school levels.

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan launched the toolkit and website yesterday.

"Parents should take an active role in their child’s education,” Mr Tehan said. “These toolkits help parents navigate some of the tricky junctures in a child’s journey though the school years. When parents and teachers have healthy, engaged relationships, our students benefit.”

Speaking at yesterday’s launch, CPSA deputy chair Carmel Nash said: “This important resource was essential for families and schools to help them make the transition into primary and secondary schools a great experience for children, young people and their families.”

The federal Government provided funding to CSPA to develop the free toolkits, which are available to parents and educators in all school systems.

The toolkit comprises 22 modules, 8 for parents and 14 for school principals and staff in both primary and secondary schools. The resource is based on a nationwide research project conducted with government, Catholic and Independent school principals and parents.

The resources are available at:


Families and schools working together for greater student success (Catholic School Parents Association)

Better support for students (Department of Education) 

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