Research shows that 'parents and carers are one of the most important influences on a child's education. When you are engaged in your children's education, your children are more likely to attend school and to perform better.'
When families and schools work together, children are more likely to build good relationships and do better at school.
Research also shows that any and all family involvement is beneficial, however, family engagement has the greatest benefit.
Principles which underpin Effective Engagement in Student Learning
All families and schools want the best for their children
All children have the right to the opportunity to reach their full potential
Families are the first and continuing educators of their children
Effective schools provide a nurturing and supportive learning environment
Families and schools value quality teaching and respect teachers professional expertise
Families and schools value the diversity of families and use this as a resource for building partnerships and communities
Family-school partnerships are based on mutual responsibility, respect and trust
Leadership is critical to building, maintaining and renewing partnerships
Family-school partnerships improve student motivation and learning
Family-school partnerships strengthen the connections between schools and their communities
Partnerships can involve all organisations that support families and schools.
What does FACE look like at Marian?
No executive structure - ALL parents are automatically a part of FACE.
We meet at the start of each term - Dates and times to be advised ahead of time.
FACE focus areas include Catholic Identity, Engagement in Learning, Social Gatherings and Activities, Some fundraising opportunities (this is not a major focus).
Welcome and Prayer
Brief Principal’s reflection
Feedback from parents about previous term
Looking ahead to what’s coming up and how parents and families can be involved.