Schools as Community Centres (SaCC) is a NSW government interagency program that supports the transition of students to school and the early participation of families into school activities. The SaCC assists families with children 0-8 years through a community development approach.
The primary focus of the SaCC program is to enhance the early development outcomes of children birth to 8 years through the holistic approach outlined in the Framework. The focus on the early development of children is based on well-established evidence that the first years of a child's life are crucial for setting the foundation for life-long health and learning outcomes.
Parents are encouraged to be connected to their children and their community through attending: Playgroup, Young Mum's Group, Kindy Gym and the Transition to School Playgroup. Other programs successfully implemented to benefit students and families include:
The Aboriginal Early Literacy Program for Kindergarten students
The Aboriginal Homework Club in partnership with Barnardos