St. Albans Heights Primary School has forged a powerful partnership with The Smith Family, a leading Australian charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and their families. Through this collaboration, St. Albans Heights is working hand-in-hand with The Smith Family to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students, empowering them to break the cycle of disadvantage and achieve their full potential.


The St. Albans Heights Partnership with The Smith Family aims to address the multifaceted challenges faced by disadvantaged children and their families in the community. By joining forces, both organizations are creating a network of support, services, and resources that enable children to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.


Recognizing the critical role education plays in shaping a child's future, the partnership places special emphasis on educational initiatives. Through The Smith Family's Learning for Life program, nearly 50% of students at St. Albans Heights gain access to educational scholarships (valued at over $600 each year to pay for educational expenses), mentoring programs, and additional learning support. These resources help students overcome barriers to education and unlock their full potential.


Recognizing that a child's education is influenced by their home environment, the partnership also extends support to families. The Smith Family offers guidance to parents and caregivers, helping them engage more effectively in their child's education and overall development. This holistic approach strengthens the connection between school and home, creating a supportive ecosystem for the students' growth.


Through the St. Albans Heights Partnership, numerous success stories have emerged, showcasing the transformative impact of the collaboration between the school and The Smith Family. Children who were once facing significant challenges are now thriving academically, growing in confidence, and embracing future opportunities. Their achievements serve as beacons of hope and inspiration for others facing similar circumstances.




St. Albans Heights Primary School is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a leading institution dedicated to the art and culture of the moving image. This collaboration aims to foster creativity, enhance digital literacy, and inspire a passion for storytelling among students.


ACMI is renowned for its innovative programs and exhibitions that explore the ever-evolving world of film, television, video games, and digital media. By joining forces with this prestigious institution, St. Albans Heights Primary School aims to provide its students with unique opportunities to engage with the world of visual arts and media.


One of the key aspects of this partnership is the development of a series of interactive workshops and educational activities. ACMI's team of experienced educators will work closely with the school's staff to design and deliver engaging programs tailored to the needs and interests of our students. These workshops will encompass a wide range of subjects, including film production, animation, digital storytelling and media analysis.


Through these hands-on experiences, students will have the chance to explore their creativity, develop technical skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the media landscape. They will be encouraged to think critically, express themselves through various mediums, and collaborate with their peers to create their own unique projects.


Additionally, the partnership with ACMI will provide St. Albans Heights Primary School with access to ACMI and the ACMI education team. All students will visit ACMI and take part in sessions run by the amazing educators there. Our students are among the first to view new exhibitions and provide feedback. Our students have also been part of the Disney Exhibition, with person quotes hung on the wall next to Disney images.


The collaboration between St. Albans Heights Primary School and ACMI is a testament to the school's commitment to providing a well-rounded education that embraces the arts and new media. By integrating these creative and technological aspects into the curriculum, we aims to equipour students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the digital age.


The partnership with ACMI not only benefits the students but also the wider school community. Parents and teachers will have the chance to attend professional development workshops and seminars organized by ACMI, enhancing their own understanding of media literacy and fostering a collaborative learning environment.


St. Albans Heights Primary School is excited about the endless possibilities this partnership brings. The collaboration with ACMI is a significant step towards nurturing a generation of creative thinkers, storytellers, and digital innovators who are prepared to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the future.





St. Albans Heights Primary School has joined forces with The One Box, marking the beginning of a fruitful partnership that aims to tackle food insecurity among students and their families. The collaboration has already garnered widespread community support, with the goal of ensuring that no child in the school goes hungry.


In many communities, including St. Albans Heights, food insecurity has become an increasingly prevalent issue, negatively impacting the well-being and academic performance of children. Recognizing this pressing challenge, St. Albans Heights Primary School has taken a proactive approach to support its students by partnering with a food box program.


The food box initiative operates on a simple yet impactful concept: providing families in need with essential food items delivered in a box. These boxes contain a diverse range of nutritious and easy-to-prepare meals, ensuring that children have access to wholesome food even during challenging times.


By addressing food insecurity, St. Albans Heights Primary School's partnership with Food Box will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of students and their families. Providing consistent access to nutritious meals not only supports children's physical health but also positively influences their concentration, academic performance, and overall well-being.


The collaboration between St. Albans Heights Primary School and The One Box demonstrates the power of community partnerships in creating positive change. By addressing food insecurity head-on, the school is ensuring that its students receive the nourishment they need to thrive academically and personally. With ongoing support from the community, this partnership promises to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of countless children and families in need.






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