The Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau has been set up to support Australian schools, families and communities build sustainable, collaborative, productive relationships.
The Bureau defines parental engagement as:
In the schooling context, parental engagement is an intentional and collaborative strategy to support and leverage the knowledge, capacities and social capital of families to improve learning and well-being outcomes for all children and young people.
The Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau conducts research, disseminates best practice and provides practical support and advice to parents, principals, teachers and others around how to build and sustain partnerships.
The Family-School & Community Partnerships Bureau is funded by the Australian government through funding from the Department of Education.
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