Community Engagement in Learning
Welcome to the Community Engagement in Learning page. On this webpage, you will find information and educational resources to support your child’s learning at home.
Community Engagement in Learning Team
Our staff are committed to engaging families in their children’s learning. Our aim is to provide opportunities for families to participate in experiences that will help build an understanding of how our children learn. We strive to strengthen educational partnerships across our College community and beyond.
Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home
Term 1, 2019 – An information session was held for families of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The session focused on the College expectations of learning and the different assessments used to support teaching and learning. Families were provided with materials to support their children’s learning at home.
Parent Engagement in Learning Course
Term 1, 2019 – Parents participate in Parent Engagement in Learning Course. The course teaches how to use a range of reading comprehension strategies (developed by Duke & Pearson) which research shows help students develop literacy skills.
If you are interested in joining the “Parent Engagement Learning Course” and support our school community, please speak to the office staff.
Term 3, 2019 – Parent Engagement in Learning Course Sessions:
If you would like to be a part of our Parent Engagement in Learning Course, please sign up at the front office.
Helping Your Child Succeed At School
Tips to Support Learning at Home
See the videos below for easy tips to help your child’s learning at home in the following languages: English, Somali, Somoa, Hindi and Urdu.
At Truganina College, we set high expectations for all students to succeed. Please find below a selection of key educational resources to motivate and support your child’s learning at school as well as at home.
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The following videos show students using the Reading Mantra for deeper understanding – Video
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This video shows students using the Maths Mantra for problem solving – Video
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Truganina College has a strong focus on developing and extending reading comprehension skills.
Here you will find useful resources to support your child’s reading comprehension at home.
This strategy can be used when reading a picture storybook or a longer text for enjoyment. It can promote deeper thinking while reading non-fiction books (science, humanities, history). Students can use it when they read any text containing photographs or pictures.
This video shows how teachers use ‘See, Think, Wonder’ strategy at Truganina College to develop metacognition.
Click to see a list of questions you can ask your child during reading.
Student Work sample.
Predicting is a comprehension strategy that requires students to make an educated guess about what is going to happen in the story. Students need to use information in the pictures, text, title and their prior knowledge to make an educated guess about the story.
Questions to ask your child before, during and after reading.
What do you think the book is going to be about? Why?
What do you think is going to happen next? Why?
What do you think might happen now? Why?
This video shows how teachers use this strategy to promote deeper thinking about stories through prediction.
Inferring is a comprehension strategy that requires students to make an educated guess about a part of the story they are reading. Students need to use the evidence in the story such as the pictures, words and phrases to understand more than what is directly found in the book.
Students can infer character emotions and guess the meaning of unknown words using the clues in the text to help them.
This video shows how teachers use this strategy to promote deeper thinking about stories through inferring.