Parents in Education funding for school and preschool communities

Our relationships with parents are at the centre of success for every child at school.

Parents in Education (PIE) funding is available to government schools and preschools. The funding is for parent engagement projects that help parents to:

  • engage in their child’s education
  • feel empowered to support learning at home through strong partnerships with schools.

2022 recipients

Eighteen schools and 11 preschools have received Parents in Education funding for 2022. Congratulations to:

  • Auburn Primary School – Parents in partnership – the team around the child
  • Bains Road Preschool – Helping families connect with numeracy
  • Christies Beach Primary School – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community mural
  • Craigmore High School Disability Unit – Banksia coffee club
  • Crystal Brook Kindergarten – MAPE: Bringing learners together
  • Enfield Primary School – Building our shared community knowledge and skills
  • Flinders View Child Parent Centre – Planting the seed and cultivating future mathematician
  • Golden Grove High School – Making connections: empowering our community
  • Hackham West Children's Centre – End of term community BBQ
  • Hendon Primary School – Hendon Primary community mural
  • Jervois Primary School – Reading, Spelling and Writing – how you can help your child be successful
  • Kangaroo Island Community Education – Supporting literacy in the early years
  • Kaurna Plains School – Reading at home
  • Kirton Point Children's Centre – On the wall
  • Lantana Kindergarten – Phonological awareness through music and movement
  • Linden Park Primary School – Q and A on Hay wellbeing parent workshop
  • Lobethal Community Kindergarten – Wellbeing support project
  • Magill School – Parent engagement workshops
  • Mawson Lakes School – Keep moving together
  • Mid North Education Centre – Parent power
  • Munno Para Kindergarten – Healthy munchers
  • Port Broughton Area School – Autism – supporting your child through high school
  • Stirling East Kindergarten – Hop, Skip, Jump
  • Streaky Bay Children's Centre – Supporting families with understanding of child development and positive parenting
  • Tumby Bay Kindergarten – Nature Play family day
  • Walkerville Primary School – Understanding of restorative culture
  • Watervale Primary School – Building literacy B – 6
  • Woodend Primary School – Woodend wellbeing and mental health workshop series
  • Woomera Area School – Literacy and Language Success at Woomera.

Applications for 2023

Applications for the 2023 school year will open in term 4.

Contact us to find out more about the application and assessment process by emailing

Benefits of parent engagement

Effective parent engagement has many benefits, including:

  • increased student attendance and student engagement in learning
  • expanding ways for children to be successful learners, at school, at home and in the world around them
  • enhancing the knowledge, professional skills and capacity of educators
  • a richer, more diverse and inclusive school community.

Get help with your child’s learning

How you support your child’s learning matters. You shape your child’s values and attitude. You shape their attitude and approaches to learning at home, school, and beyond.

The department has some resources to help you support your child’s learning. The resources cover:

  • what being engaged in your child’s educations means
  • what you can do to help your child
  • hear what parent, students and teachers think.


Department for Education
Engagement and Wellbeing

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