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Our vision is to support parents and teachers to work together as partners
to support children to thrive in their learning and wellbeing

I really valued working with Rachel. She is a fierce advocate for parents voices to be heard in the education landscape and contributed greatly to discussions in the teacher and school regulation space.

Liz Aloni

Victorian Institute of Teaching

Rachel has the professional skills to bring parents, schools and stakeholders together. Rachel has an innovative and collaborative approach to problem solving and resolving conflict. It is without hesitation that I recommend Rachel.

Tracey O'Neil

Principal, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers

Rachel genuinely cares about helping schools build lasting connections with parents for effective parent engagement. My experiences of working with Rachel have been very positive.

Tracey O'Neil

Principal, O'Neill Workplace Lawyers

Rachel communicates with clarity and purpose with stakeholders and partners, always positioning what is ultimately best for the child at the centre of any conversation or program.

Matthew Williams

Deputy Principal, Padua College

Rachel has a passion for parent engagement in schools and a drive to seek opportunities for parents/carers to be active participants in the education of their children.

Matthew Williams

Deputy Principal, Padua College

I have worked with Rachel Saliba since 2019 and found her to be passionate and committed in providing parents in Catholic schools with a strong and meaningful voice. Her impressive approach and understanding from both a parent and educator’s perspective makes her ideally suited to represent parents in any dialogue about what 21st century education should look like. Her professional and understated manner makes her a joy to work with. Parents have traditionally lacked an educated voice speaking on their behalf in the education sector, and in Rachel they have a high flyer who has the perfect qualities to present the parent’s agenda in the forming of education policy.

Ralph Barba

Director Making Media Australia

If you are a school that is in need to promote yourself in your community, Rachel Saliba and Practically Learning is the first person and organisation you should contact. Her deep understanding about what parents and families want when selecting a school for their children allows her to formulate a specialised and vibrant marketing strategy for schools that is authentic and proven. She is the master of being able to convey the essence of a school to its community. In video work I have done for Practically Learning I have never seen teachers more prepared and passionate about telling their story to prospective parents. This is testimony to Rachel’s preparatory work and rare ability to get educators and schools to tell their story in a powerful way.

Ralph Barba

Director Making Media Australia

It has been great working with Rachel as she shares her expertise on engaging parents in the school community. Her Learning through Play workshop was interactive, informative and entertaining. I would recommend working with Rachel to inspire your school community.

Verona Gridley

Principal, St John’s Primary School Mitcham

I have had the pleasure of working beside Rachel in developing marketing material, events and support for parents of children in Catholic schools across Victoria. Rachel is passionate, knowledgeable and skilled in parent engagement, strategy development and advocacy for parents. She is professional and reliable and I enjoy working with her on a variety of projects.

Jodie McLeod

Community Liaison - Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Rachel has an amazing capacity to explicitly determine the goals of the client and the community, and then puts together an exciting strategy that brands and positions the organisation to understand and meet that community’s needs. Rachel’s work strengthens positive outcomes for all stake holders. Rachel is my ‘go to person’ when I want to align the organisation’s work with the community of which it is a part.

Martin Prior

Transformational Education Leader and Mentor

Rachel is an excellent human being. I know her work and the value she can provide a teacher and parent on how to work closely so the child can be provided the best help to flourish in life.

She is a very focussed and dedicated coach and speaker. She connects easily with her audience because she understands them really well.

Soma Gupta

Senior Manager - Energia SOI

Rachel’s presentations are informative, engaging, and thought-provoking. It’s clear she puts a lot of thought and preparation into her talks and it shows.

We have received many positive comments from attendees about her presentation. They were particularly impressed with Rachel’s insights into Cognitive Challenges In Learning. We are confident that Rachel’s talk will have a lasting impact on the attendees’ thinking and work.

Brijesh Kumar Singh

Head of operations - Energia SOI

“The webinar offered a good insight into the program that cognitive learning offers. Using a mix of videos and verbal explanations to illustrate their main points. The enthusiasm and knowledge they have for their program was very evident.”


“I found the webinar to be quite insightful and gave me a new, positive perspective on content that I had otherwise not thought about for a while.”


“I learned about family school partnerships from a parent perspective. Thank you!! It was a very informative and interesting presentation.”


“A great insight into the parent perspective of home and school learning. A great presentation, very helpful.”


“I learned the different levels of engagement and the importance of communication.”


“It’s great to hear from both a parent perspective and a professional. I will use the strategies learned if given the opportunity.”


“I learned the possible barriers to involvement and engagement from a parent perspective.”


“I learned the importance of engaging parents and how to do informal learning through play at home as well as the importance of future learning.”


Online Courses

Have you discovered our professional learning programs and support resources?

Our new podcast provides educators and parents with insightful and engaging interviews to inspire your capacity to support children to thrive.

Rachel is interviewed on the Teacher Takeaway podcast – sharing the value of partnering with parents to support student learning and wellbeing!

Are you looking for a speaker for your next conference or event? Rachel speaks on various topics for schools and conferences.

Practically Learning Academy Signature Program

Connect Learning
Group Coaching Program
Will you start 2024 with a focus on developing positive relationships
with parents & your students?

Practically Learning Academy Signature Program

Engage Learning
Group Coaching Program
Are you wondering ‘how’ to engage parents in learning using practical strategies? We’ll show you how!

Practically Learning Academy Signature Program

Does your school have a team of parents and teachers working together in partnership to develop family school partnerships? 
If not, it’s time for a change!

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Creative Director & Founder – Rachel Stewart
Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Hi, I’m Rachel Stewart, creative director and founder of Practically Learning.
I am an entrepreneur with a passion for facilitating learning and creating new ways to improve the lives of children. Practically Learning specialises in guiding schools and families to embrace a culture of parent engagement in learning so that together, we can provide the support and encouragement children need to thrive in learning and in life. 

Learn how three steps to connect, engage and inspire partnerships in learning will impact your students and whole school community.

Our Values

Our values are based on an optimistic view that everyone has the capacity to learn, improve, relate and work in partnership to support children’s learning. We value integrity, persistence, transparency, creativity, innovation, compassion and honesty.

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