School and system improvement

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Community centres, Community programs, Outreach programs, School community relationship, Family school relationship, Integrated services, Partnerships in education


Cover image: Members of the St Joseph’s Primary, Uralla (Armidale Diocese) school and Uralla community with a Rotary Peace Pole.


This literature review focuses on community hub models that include an education setting. The goals of these hubs go beyond improving academic outcomes, and look also to the health and wellbeing of their community. This review explores the ways in which education communities operate as welcoming and enriching places that connect, share, and learn with, not only students, families, and educators, but also their wider community. It focuses on a specific model of school-community partnership, typically known as a school community hub. Core features of community hubs are presented as people, partnerships, place and programs. Benefits and challenges of community hubs are discussed.

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Place of Publication

Camberwell, Vic.


Australian Council for Educational Research