Date
22 May 2019

Value parent and community expertise and networks

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Building strong community networks’

On this page:

Connect parents with each other

Connect parents with each other

Parent, Sharon Beattie shares her knowledge and experiences of what helped her to support her son with low vision in his learning.

Pasifika Parent Group

Pasifika Parent Group

Manu Fa'aea-Semeatu shares the impact that the school Pasifika Parent Group had on creating a sense of ownership and connection for Pasifika families within the school.

Accessible youth space

Accessible youth space

Visit the PHAB Facebook page. Find out about weekly social experiences for young people. Its purpose is integration, inclusion, and opportunity.

Understand diverse perspectives

Understand diverse perspectives

Where parent and family values, and expectations, differ from those of your school, create opportunities to listen and learn from each other.

  • Create opportunities to connect Pasifika parents with other Pasifika parents and community leaders to talk about ways to support their children's learning.
  • Invite parents and families to see inclusive practices in action at your school. Offer opportunities to discuss what they have seen in their first languages.
  • Invite back to school, Pasifika students who have left, to share their experiences of what kinds of things supported them in their learning.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Build community networks”:

Return to the guide “Supporting Pasifika students”

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