Deputy Premier launches guide for schools
It was with great pleasure that Foundation House held the Schools and Families Working Together Forum on Tuesday 16 June. Over 170 participants from 45 schools across Melbourne, Bendigo and Traralgon participated in a range of workshops about schools and families of refugee backgrounds working together to improve educational outcomes and enhance social inclusion.
The state government sponsored the Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) which supported selected ‘lighthouse’ schools to trial a new model of collaboration. The learnings from this approach resulted in the formulation of a background paper and the Schools and Families in Partnership; A Desktop Guide to Engaging Families from Refugee Backgrounds in their Children’s Learning which was launched by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, the Hon James Merlino. Please click here to see the media release from the Premier’s office.