Parents in Education week promotes and highlights the importance of parents being engaged in their child’s learning and education from birth through school, and to provide practical advice for parents on how to support their child’s learning.
In 2017 Parents in Education week will be held from Monday 18 to Friday 22 September.
On the evening of Monday 29th May 2017 the Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities held its 50th AGM. The AGM was conducted by the Federation's President, Kylie Ind.
The 2016 Annual Report was tabled and you can read it here.
In recent weeks, following the announcement by the Federal Government about the proposed changes to education funding, there has been considerable conversation amongst our national affiliated parent organisation’s and more locally within our Catholic school communities about the impact that this will have on our South Australian Catholic schools and our parents.
The Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities (the Federation) in South Australia, recognise that the proposed funding reforms will bring about a change, but as the details remain uncertain, how our South Australian Catholic schools will be funded remains unclear.
The Federation is delighted to announce that whilst she is in Australia for the ARACY Conference, Dr Debbie Pushor will be joining us to present a workshop for parents on the morning of Saturday 13th May. Click here to find out more or to register.
Nguyet lives with a severe disability, and has suffered isolation in her native Vietnam as a result. A Caritas-supported program offered her education, creative outlets and much-needed community interaction.
Support your child’s learning — at home!
You want to help your child develop their literacy and numeracy skills, but working out how can be tricky. How do you find activities that reinforce and build on the concepts and skills your child will encounter in the classroom?
The Learning Potential website supports the Australian Curriculum for primary school, and is child (and parent) friendly.
Browse by your child’s year level, or search for a topic, and the website will suggest ideas, activities, games and videos you can use to support your child’s learning.
Week Three: Uncle Richard’s story
First Australian Uncle Richard is a survivor of the Stolen Generations, forcibly removed from his family as a child and taken to Kinchela Boys Home (KBH) in NSW. Hundreds of Indigenous boys were incarcerated there between 1924 and 1970, suffering ongoing physical and verbal abuse. They lost every aspect of their identity – their names, their culture and their families.
Week Two: Martina’s story
For Martina, a mother of eight in Timor-Leste, escaping domestic violence was the first step in her journey to a new life. But at first, her future seemed very uncertain.
Timor-Leste is one of the least developed countries in the world, with extremely low levels of basic health, literacy and income. Most East Timorese live in rural areas, with very limited access to basic services or livelihood training, and many households don’t have enough food year round.
The shelter where Martina sought refuge, Uma PAS, offered her many ways to transcend these challenges. Uma PAS is a partner in Caritas Australia’s Protection Program, a holistic community-wide program in Timor-Leste that offers women like Martina economic empowerment and a life of safety in a supportive community.