A system-wide approach supported schools to raise awareness of the importance of every student attending on time, every day, through local initiatives with common messages, strategies and resources.
Key principles included:
In 2019, Brisbane Catholic Education schools partnered with families to improve the engagement, progress, achievement and wellbeing of each student. As the first educators of children, families were involved in an open two-way dialogue with schools to have an active voice in their student’s learning journey. Brisbane Catholic Education acknowledges, respects and recognises the significance of the family in providing care and nurture for each child and young person, and the cultures and traditions of families.
A student engagement model was piloted in schools with the aim to foster deep student engagement through four lenses in collecting evidence and assessing impact: teaching practices, student agency, learning environments and enabling leadership. Teachers involved in the pilot shifted their mind frame by improving their understanding of how teaching practices can increase the impact on student learning through engaged learning. Overall, the engagement drivers had a positive impact on student engagement and attendance.
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
2A Burke Street, Woolloongabba Qld 4102 Australia
GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia
Phone: (07) 3033 7000
Fax: (07) 3844 5101