Children benefit more when their parents or carers are involved in their education. Partnerships between families, schools, early learning services, and communities in particular help students achieve at school.
Having a dedicated space where family and community members feel welcome and comfortable spending time, can be an effective way to build trust and involve them more in their child’s educational settings.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may feel uncomfortable with schools and early learning services. This may stem from past unjust policies and practices and having bad experiences with the education system.
Positive partnerships are central to:
- fostering an inclusive environment
- increasing trust between the school or early learning service and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
Partnerships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are also essential to achieving all other RAP commitments. A dedicated space can help make partnerships stronger and improve educational outcomes for all children and students.