A total of $80,000 has been given to a number of South Australian government schools to invest in programs aimed at increasing parents participation in children’s education by the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD).
Labelled “The Parent Initiatives in Education grants”, DECD hope the funding will allow parents and caregivers to “build an understanding of their role in supporting their child’s learning, and address a range of priorities identified by parent groups and school communities”.
A number of regional sites were chosen including Flow regions Kadina, Booborowie and Booleroo.
Successful education sites include:
|Adelaide Secondary School of English||Syrian mothers group||$3,000|
|Alberton Primary School||Engaging Alberton parents||$2,900|
|Allenby Gardens Primary School||Seesaw program/app training enabling their parents to engage in their child’s learning at school in literacy and numeracy||$2,800|
|Amata Anangu School||Skinship – nyuntu ini nyaapa (what skin are you?)||$3,000|
|Augusta Park Childhood Services Centre||Green fingers, healthy minds||$1,500|
|Booborowie Primary School and Playgroup||Early literacy in the early years||$600|
|Booleroo Centre District School||Building a thriving and connected community||$3,000|
|Brompton Primary School||Parents as partners in literacy||$2,800|
|Callington Primary School||Assisting parents to support their child’s learning in literacy and numeracy||$2,900|
|Campbelltown Preschool||Parent information session||$1,700|
|Elsie Ey Children’s Centre for Early Development and Parenting||Being a mindful dad||$580|
|Forbes Children’s Centre||Rediscovering outdoor play||$1,400|
|Gabmiddi Manoo Children and Family Centre||Reconciliation action group||$2,500|
|Gilles Plains Primary School and Children’s Centre||The justice project||$2,000|
|Kadina Memorial School||Making maths memorable – trusting the count|