Communicating to Parents: What do they need to know about school and how do they need to know it

Thursday 5th August 2021

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The constructive involvement of parents and carers in their child’s education and wellbeing is crucial. But what do parents know and what do they need to know in order to provide that support. Schools are very hard places for most parents to navigate so what information do they need and what is the best way to deliver it.

The Hon. Mr Adrian Piccoli

The Hon Adrian Piccoli is the former NSW Minister for Education and former Director of UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education. He is a highly regarded policy reform advocate particularly in relation to addressing inequality in Australian education as well as improving access for students to high-quality education wherever they may live or go to school.

In 2017 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

In 2019 Adrian published his first book, 12 Ways Your Child Can Get the Best Out of School.

Lila Mularczyk OAM, FACE (Facilitator)

Lila Mularczyk, has been recognised for her commitment to the education profession (38 years to date) being honoured with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2017.  Lila holds several (mostly voluntary) positions with the NSW Department of Education, Chair of ACE NSW, lecturing at university, and supervising professional experience (UTS). She also leads Professional Learning for UNSW Gonski Institute for Education. She is a much sort after mentor, coach and presenter. Lila also chairs and is an active member of a number of education advisory boards at the State and National level. Throughout her career Lila has held the position of Director of NSW Secondary Education with the New South Wales Department of Education, was a highly acclaimed School Principal for 15 years, and the President of NSW Secondary Principal’s Council.

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