This page is dedicated to supporting our parents to become active participants in their child’s education and in the general life of Karalee State School. Research tells us that students are more likely to be successful when their parents are engaged in their education. A wide range of research has shown that when parents are truly engaged, children:
Attend school more regularly
Are better behaved
Have better academic outcomes
Have a greater sense of how to be successful in school
Are more likely to graduate and go on to post-secondary education
Parent and community engagement (PACE)
Education Queensland has developed the Parent and community engagement framework to help schools, parents and the community to work together to maximise student learning. Karalee State School has appointed Lindy Montague-Pope, the Head of Curriculum, as the pace liaison officer to further this agenda. Her contact details are email: email@example.com or by phoning 3294 5333.
The following links will take you to resources and websites that support our parents:
Karalee State School reading goals (PDF, 217 KB)
The Karalee State School reading goals were collaboratively developed by the curriculum team with input and feedback from classroom teachers. All students at Karalee have their own personal learning goals in reading.
Question answer relationships (QAR) (PDF, 251 KB)
The question answer relationship models underpins our reading program at Karalee. This information brochure outlines how parents can use the QAR question prompts when reading with their child at home. The pause, prompt, praise technique, which is a simple tool that parents can use when their child is presented with an unknown word or when meaning breaks down, is also included in this brochure. Laminated bookmarks are also available from Lindy Montague-Pope our head of curriculum who can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 3294 5333.
Term Overviews for Parents
The following term overviews have been prepared for parents to outline the curriculum demands for each learning area for every year level in the school.
Booklists for years 1 to 6.
Year 1 booklist
Year 2 booklist
Year 3 booklist
Year 4 booklist
Year 5 booklist
Year 6 booklist
Learning in the Prep year: Information for parents (PDF, 1.2 MB)
This useful brochure provides useful information on the preparatory year of schooling.
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Parents and carers website
Helpful tips and resources for parents and carers to support their child's education can be found at education Queensland's parents and carers website.
Literacy and numeracy resources
There are a number of resources available and activities that you can do each day to assist your child with literacy and numeracy. You will find some useful fact sheets and activity sheets.