Community Partnerships Support Student Learning
"The engagement of North Ainslie parents and the community partnerships, which are built upon genuine need, deserve commendation. There is a range of currently operating partnerships, each carefully planned and designed to enhance student outcomes, develop positive attitudes, increase student engagement and create learning opportunities. Quality feedback processes exist throughout the school. Extensive consultation with all stakeholders provides opportunities for everyone, including students, to influence whole school decision making". (Academic Council of Educational Research Validation Panel, 2014)
We believe that community partnerships have great power in connecting students and families to school and maintaining academic, emotional, social and physical well-being. There is a strong sense of community at North Ainslie which is reflected in highly valued and effective partnerships such as the following:
- the ACT Schools' Volunteer Program (SVPACT) which supports programs including Homework Club, Meccano, Chess Club, Breakfast Club and literacy support
- Companion House work with refugee students
- the Australian National University 'Music Education Program'
- parent assistance with literacy and numeracy programs, excursions and camps
- parent and community organisation involvement in the program of inquiry
- sports education programs
- sustainability projects, such as planting vegetables, seedlings and shrubs, and maintaining a chicken pen
- the Healthy Eating Hub (HEHub) canteen, working bees and Enrichment gardening activities
- the "Fresh Tastes" pilot project
- our Multicultural Fiesta, and
- our Big Green Garage Sale
To read more about Our Community, please click here.