Community Engagement


Community Engagement

Margaret Hendry School is fortunate to have an onsite Community Hub, warmly known as the Community Hive.  The Community Hive strives to create a welcoming place where people can come to connect, share, and learn. Throughout the school year the Community Hive offers a variety of events and activities, such as playgroups, conversation groups and information sessions.

Community programs are informed by our knowledge of local community to reflect and include the diverse cultural and language backgrounds along with family needs.  The Community Hive embodies the school’s pillar of Connect with its core focus centring around creating a safe space for our community to learn new skills, meet new people and feel connected to each other. We connect with our partnered organisations to support developing English skills within our community and to provide opportunities for conversation for those who don’t always have someone to speak to.

Family engagement plays an integral role in achieving positive outcomes at school, and family involvement is essential to nurture a thriving community. Being at the centre of a multicultural school community creates a rich range of experiences for students and families to connect. We run a ‘Community Connectors’ program, elevating the role of families as integral members of our school community. All learning communities have a parent community connector who has a core focus on creating a sense of community within the school. They are available to induct families into the school culture from a family and community lens to complement the usual school induction processes.
To connect with your child’s learning community connector, please email the school at margarethendry@ed.act.edu.au.