Parent and Community Engagement Framework
Transition to School
Orientation - helping children and parents become familiar with
the school setting and administrative matters such as how to enrol, uniforms
and stationery requirements.
Transition - meet the individual needs of children and
families, tending to be longer term depending on the child or parent's needs
and include mutual information sharing between children, parents, Early
Childhood Education Centre educators and teachers.
School readiness and capacity building - build the skills and abilities required by
children, the capacity of parents and teachers to support the transition
process and the readiness of the school to receive children of various ability
Parental engagement - promote parents' engagement and commitment to
their child's learning such as reading to children and connecting with their
child's teachers, as well as parental participation in school life such as
attending parent evenings and events.
Partnerships and relationships - designed to promote and facilitate networks
and collaborations between stakeholders which service to influence and support
positive transition to school experiences.
Mothers' Day (Term 2) Fathers' Day (Term 3)
celebration - Held each year, in conjunction
with our wonderful P&C and their various activities.
U8's Day -
Celebrated each year during Semester 1, this Prep to Year 2 event affords
students an opportunity to celebrate by engaging in fun activities.
Grandparent's Day - Each year Grandparents of students in Prep to
year 2 are invited to come to school for the day.
Other Events - We will celebrate other important events throughout
the year including those supporting the fundraising efforts or our P&C,
Student Council and Chaplaincy.
Digital communication with parents and caregivers at Strathpine
State School supports a productive partnership, between home and school, to
support students' social, emotional and academic development.
Everyone is welcome to follow us on Facebook for all the latest news and
Parents and caregivers are welcome to communicate with teachers and admin staff
at Strathpine via email. This mode of communication often enables greater
immediacy with messages and information.
QParents App - Allows parents and caregivers access to their
child's student information online. You can access report cards, advise student
attendance or pay invoices - anytime on your phone or tablet.
Text Messages - In urgent situations, the school uses this mode of
School Website – www.strathpiness.eq.edu.au
The hub for general information about our school.
Qschools App - Connecting with Strathpine State School in the
QSchools app feeds events, news stories and more from our school website
straight to the app on your mobile device.
School Newsletter - The school newsletter is sent electronically
to parents via email every fortnight on a Wednesday. It is also available on
our school website.
Parent-Teacher Interviews - This whole school event occurs twice yearly,
typically at the end of Term 1 and again at the end of Term 3. Teachers
schedule a time or times in the week to meet with parents of students in their
class to discuss their learning progress.
Parent-Teacher Information Sessions - This whole school event occurs at the beginning of
each year, typically in the pupil free days. Teachers schedule an
afternoon/evening and host an information session for parents of students in
their class. They discuss topics such as behaviour management, teaching and
learning, homework and how they support the learning needs of all students.
Class Management Plan - Each teacher completes a management plan for their
class and shares it with parents. It links to the school's responsible
behaviour plan for students, defines behaviours and consequences, and
identifies planned times when teachers will contact parents to discuss
behaviours. It also includes a positive reward system.
Parent Tips and Resources - Practical tips and resources to support
learning are periodically sent home. These resources are designed to support
Information and Training - To help parents develop the knowledge and
skills they need to support their child/ren's learning, information and
training is provided through parent sessions including sessions focused on
literacy and numeracy.
Open Door Classrooms - Parents are invited to visit their child's
classroom, throughout the year, to view the work that they have been doing. If
parents wish to meet with the class teacher, an appointment may be required.