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Connecting Parents to Learning in SA

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:

Site Initiative Grant
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