Toolkit: School and Community Partnerships

A toolkit designed to introduce the guiding principles of effective partnerships and how they are formed between schools and the community. Students will learn how to identify, build, implement and sustain community partnerships.

In this toolkit we look at the aspects of a successful partnership and the phases involved in the partnering process. The aim is to provide you with a framework for successful school–community partnerships that you can use for any project at your school that would benefit from a local partnership.


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expected duration

This toolkit is structured to be undertaken over the period of one full semester however teachers may prefer to reduce the amount of time they dedicate to the project and run it over a one term instead.


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