Family School Partnerships


Christ the King joined the Family School Partnerships Cluster in 2015. The Family School Partnership initiative came from Catholic Education Melbourne and its aim is to support schools to build and strengthen links with families and the local community to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes.

The key focus areas include:

  • Enable and enhance the capacity of families to be engaged in learning.
  • Enable and strengthen school-community/business partnerships to maximise learning opportunities and outcomes and to extend schools.


Maria Borley is the Family Engagement and Learning Leader at Christ the King and is supported by Tracey Lunnon-Talbot from Catholic Education Melbourne.




In keeping with the belief that parents are the first and continuing educators of their children, the school has undertaken different ways of engaging the wider parent group. This has been done through Learning Walks, Student Led Learning Walks, Community Conversations and the creation of our own Little Feet Playgroup.


Little Feet Playgroup
When: Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Where: Christ the King Junior Learning Centre
Who: Parents/Carers of Children 0-5 years
Cost: Free
Join us each Tuesday morning for fun, learning and socialising for pre-school children and their families. This group runs each school term and is open to all school and non-school families.

For further information contact Helen Elliott
0418 713 232
helen.elliott@bcyf.org.au