Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

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About this Illustration of Practice

The teacher of Rona Glynn Preschool acknowledges that previously a number of parents/carers had been uncertain about the school's processes and practices. Welcoming parents/carers into the Bush Preschool with the children has allowed the school and teachers to make these processes and practices transparent. It has also encouraged a dialogue between the school and its community, to the benefit of each. Ultimately the new dialogue has benefitted student learning and well-being.

Standard 7
Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Focus area 7.3
Engage with the parents/carers
Career stage
Establish and maintain respectful collaborative relationships with parents/ carers regarding their children’s learning and wellbeing.
  1. What strategies have you adopted to improve communications with parents/carers of your students?
  2. What opportunities are there for parents/carers to understand your school's teaching and learning approaches?
Rona Glynn Preschool
Northern Territory
Year level
Early Childhood
Stage of schooling
School type
School location
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Rona Glynn Preschool is part of the Ross Park Primary School complex in Alice Springs. It caters for children turning 4 by June 30th. Two groups attend preschool for 15 hours per week per group. Children attending the preschool are from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. The Bush Preschool initiative is the first of its kind in the area, and is intended to benefit preschoolers' social and cognitive development.

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