From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.
For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA
Involving families in their child’s learning activities at home, including homework as well as other learning activities that include the families’ culture, history and language.
Based on research and examples of best practice from schools across Victoria and Australia, the strategies below will assist schools to build on their existing practices and to consider new ways of engaging with families with the aim of improving children and young people’s learning outcomes.
Schools are not required to implement every strategy. Rather, Principals, teachers and school staff are encouraged to select strategies appropriate to their school environment and use the case studies and tools to build on and strengthen their family partnerships.
1. Developing families’ understanding of academic standards
2. Ensuring families understand the benefits of homework
3. Supporting families to participate in their child’s learning at home
4. Informing families of additional out-of-school learning programs
What success looks like
- Schools inform families of out-of-school programs that can benefit student learning.
- Schools encourage, support and facilitate participation in out-of-school programs for students and their families.
- Schools partner with community organisations and businesses to provide out-of-school programs for students and their families.
5. Career planning
|What success looks like||Tools|
- Schools and families encourage young people to identify their abilities, interests and values.
- Schools offer, and discuss with families, a variety of opportunities, through research and workplace experiences, for young people to explore different careers.
- Schools engage with families to support young people and equip them with competencies to make informed choices about their future pathways.
- Families and schools work together to make connections with local businesses and community organisations to expand opportunities for career exploration and preparation.