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Community Hub - making connections

Woodridge State School is a richly diverse and dynamic community. With students from over 30 different nations, 75 per cent from a language other English background, connecting with families is essential to ensuring student success.

For this reason Woodridge State School has created the Community Hub, a dedicated space within the school providing a safe and supportive environment to assist newly arrived and immigrant families to settle in to school life.

More than a place to learn English, the Community Hub activities include everything from art to singing to ​Zumba. Through playgroups, younger children connect with pre-prep programs including access to literacy and language programs, creating an easier transition to school.

Families are able to access additional support and services from specialist agencies - including community health services.

Principal Mr Garry Molloy said that the Hub provided a sense of belonging for each family allowing them to experience the school routine and connect with their child’s teacher.

“The success of our program can be seen in numbers - 319 families participated in our hub activities in Term 1, three times the number we had in 2017,” Mr Molloy said.

“Connecting with our families is a priority; we know that this engagement has an overwhelming positive effect on the families but importantly student learning and wellbeing.”

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Last updated
22 August 2018