The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) proudly announced the first Susan Ryan Family Engagement Awards for all government school communities throughout Australia in 2022.
Susan was a trailblazer in a variety of fields, including ACSSO's first executive officer, Labor's first female senator in the ACT and the first female in a Labor Ministry, Minister for Education and Youth, the first Minister for the Status of Women, and Australia's first Age Discrimination Commissioner.
What exactly is family engagement?
Family engagement is an intentional and collaborative strategy to support and leverage the knowledge, capacities, and social capital of families to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for all children and young people (Family, School and Community Partnerships Bureau (2014)
ACSSO's main business is school and family engagement, and we want to learn how your school connects with families and the community.
More information will be available shortly.
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