Leading Communities

How do you build a school community as a strategic leadership practice? Acquire the knowledge and skills to partner with families and work effectively with external stakeholders to improve children's outcomes and develop your community's social capital.

​​​This course directly supports the Community Engagement in Learning priority area within the Education State Framework for Improving Student Outcomes.​​​​​​

Career Stage

Designed for a team that includes a principal class member and a teacher who is responsible for developing school communities.



Leading Communities Case Study

Leading Communities case study - Devon Meadows Primary School

Understanding the difference between parental engagement in learning and parental involvement at school was a key learning from the Bastow Leading Communities course for Brendan McDonough and Lisa Lamesa.

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Leading Communities Case Study

Christine King

​Chris King is committed to building a culture of engagement at her school where parents and the community share and enjoy the responsibility of educating and raising all children to reach their full potential.

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Leading Communities Case study

William Liston, Principal of Yarraman Oaks Primary School

Understanding that a child’s education is the responsibility of both the school and the parents is the key to the success of William Liston’s plan for engaging the community. His strategies directly involve parents in how their children are learning - both at home and at school - improving outcomes for everyone.

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