School and Family Partnerships

Our most important partnerships are those between our students, families, and our school. Research demonstrates that effective schools have high levels of parental and community involvement. This involvement is strongly linked to improved student learning, attendance and behaviour. Family involvement can have a major impact on student learning.

Family involvement at Lara Secondary College is therefore central to high quality education and is part of the core business of our College.

Why are family-school partnerships important?

Effective partnerships are based on mutual trust and respect, and shared responsibility for the education of the children and young people at the school.

We understand that families are the primary educators of their children and they continue to influence their children’s learning and development during the school years and long afterwards. Lara Secondary College has a vital responsibility in nurturing the growth of future generations and we work hand in hand with our families to ensure this is successful for every individual student.