St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Dandenong West Primary School are schools committed to realising the potential of every student and every family.
In many ways our schools and our communities are just like yours, in other ways, there are factors that make work in our communities challenging and complex. It’s this challenge that unites us and forces us to lift the bar for ourselves, our students, and our families.
We have been committed to finding new ways of supporting our students and families for a number of years, however the support of Mission Australia, and funding through ‘Communities for Children’ has enabled us to accelerate our progress.
Our partnership has not only created an invaluable opportunity to work with and within two different school sectors, it has allowed us to form genuine partnerships with other service providers in our community. Both of our communities are richer because of this.
Leading this work has taught us a lot about bringing people together in the best interests of children and their learning, and we are
delighted to share our story with you.
This artefact seeks to share some of our insights, achievements and
lessons learnt. We hope it encourages and inspires you to think more
about what success might look like in your own community.
Click here to read more about the Schools as Banks for Social Capital partnership or watch the videos below.