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Relationships are critical for whole school improvement and improving student learning and development!

Did you know that five decades of research has consistently shown parent engagement has a significant impact on student learning outcomes? Despite the research, there are still many barriers to achieving effective parent engagement. One of the main barriers is the relationship between teachers and parents. 

Did you also know that recent research by Dr Karen Mapp, of Harvard School of Education, indicates that random acts of engagement have little or no impact on the long term educational outcomes of students or on a whole school approach to developing a culture of family-school partnerships.

In response to these challenges, we’ve created accessible learning for schools and parents to bridge the gap and overcome the challenges facing each of the important people who support children with their learning and development.

The first phase on our Connect, Engage, Inspire continuum is Connect Learning which is all about increasing self awareness in how you and your staff build relationships and how to improve communication and engagement with families.


We provide webinars, workshops and online training to suit your learning needs and community context for parents, school leaders and teachers.

Our online course provides your leaders and teachers with guidance through our unique 6 step formula:
• Exploring the 6 step PRECEDENT Formula® to build understanding of why and how to create stronger connections with parents in schools to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for children.

• Develop awareness of how to improve current practices and develop new strategies to build stronger connections with families to improve communication.

• Create an achievable CLEAR plan for implementation, based on our unique formula for guiding teachers to build connection and trust with families and how to easily integrate family-school partnerships into the teaching profession. 

Creative Director & Founder – Rachel Saliba
Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

Hi, I’m Rachel Saliba, creative director and founder of Practically Learning. I am an entrepreneur with a passion for learning and creating new ways to solve challenges that make a difference in the lives of children. Practically Learning specialises in guiding schools and families to embrace a culture of family engagement in learning so that together, they can provide the support and encouragement children need to thrive in learning and in life. 

Three phases to connect, engage and inspire authentic partnerships in your school.
Providing accessible professional learning for school leaders, teachers and parents.

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 in all we do.