Schools, parents, and the community should work together to promote the health, wellbeing, and learning of all students. Community events in schools actively involves parents and engages community resources, so that schools can respond more effectively to the health-related needs of students.
Family and community involvement fosters partnerships among schools, family and community groups, as well as the individual themselves. These partnerships result in sharing and maximising resources, while also helping students develop healthy behaviours and promote healthy families.
Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to:
- Adapt well to school
- Attend school more regularly
- Complete homework more consistently
- Earn higher grades
- Graduate and go on to university
- Have better social skills
- Show improved behaviour
- Have better relationships with their parents
- Have higher self-esteem.
Additionally, hosting community events in schools improves school-related behaviours and positively impacts academic achievement.
As a regional school, we benefit from a tight-knit community and celebrate the many opportunities that allow us to come together. Our school regularly hosts open mornings so that current and future families can experience the excellent work of our students. We host family ‘fun’ nights and gardening busy bees for the Esperance community. We also play host to visiting regional schools for local sporting and music events and competitions. All of these initiatives strengthens our bond as a community and reaffirms our vital contribution to the town itself.
Esperance Anglican Community School is dedicated to developing people of character with a strong sense of identity and a passion for learning who will become great contributors to the region and beyond.
There are many opportunities for students at EACS to participate in community events.
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