Who is The Community Development Foundation?
The CDF was started by Jenny Day and Barry Cable with a mission:
To directly relieve poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability and helplessness in
less fortunate Communities statewide
•Operating statewide for the past 12 years
•All projects are community driven, and by community request
•We’re about enabling local communities to make informed decisions through education and working
alongside them
•Current projects include: The Passport System (Schools, Community, Sport and English as a Second
Language/Dialect - ESL/ESD), Justice Link and MOASH buildings.
What is Community Development to us?
About a mutual partnership and listening.
Enabling people to make positive decisions
and ensuring those changes are sustainable
and measurable.
It’s a long term process and believing in
a community’s vision.
To encourage community involvement and
strengthen the link between community and
school.
What is the Passport System?
The Passport System was designed to:
 Be a rewards-based system to encourage
participation at schools
 Increase the engagement of parents/volunteers
and students within the school
 Promote active involvement
 Help address issue of absenteeism
 Enhance trust and respect amongst community members
through mutual sharing
How does it work?
2 main components
Passport System
To increase the level of active
participation of parents/carers
in the school community
through a reward-based
incentive system.
Step 1
Inform Parents and Sign up
Awareness raising
Step 2
Parent/ volunteer completes
activity
Attendance System
To provide an attendance reward
system for the students with
the lowest attendance rates in
the school.
Step 3
Points stamped in Passport
Locally monitored –
Chaplain, Registrar
The Process
Breakdown of
Expenditure of School
Dollars 2010
Other
26%
Excursion
/Incursion
7%
Uniforms
21%
Canteen
46%
Testimonials
At a regional school south-east of Perth, 90 families out
of 166 are participants in the Passport Program:
Parent Participation
(Snapshot – Learning Journey 2009)
• ‘I can now contribute to the school in a way I never
could.’
• ‘It’s great to be acknowledged for what we already
do.’
• ‘I love being able to donate my points to someone
else or to go towards a book award’.
• ‘I have chosen to be involved with the Passport
system so I think it is worthwhile’.
Whole school
60%
Non-Aboriginal
67%
Aboriginal
10%
Parent Participation
(Snapshot – Learning Journey 2010)
Whole school
90%
Non-Aboriginal
95%
Aboriginal
50%
Attendance Stories: Student Snapshots
Student A
1 FEB - 2 JUL 2010
47.37%
20 JUL - 24 NOV 2010 64.00%
Student B
1 FEB - 2 JUL 2010
Student C
74.74%
20 JUL - 4 NOV 2010 90.30%
1 FEB - 2 JUL 2010
74.74%
20 JUL - 4 NOV 2010
95.59%
Student D
1 FEB – 1 APR 2010
71.00%
19 APR – 24 NOV 2010
81.00%
Neerigen Brook Primary School Attendance Results after
Implementation of the Passport System 2009
120%
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
Attendance Prior to Passport System
Attendance After Passport System Introduced
NB Students Q and R suffered extreme changes in home circumstances during
implementation of the Passport System
O
P
Q
R
Family Involvement in the Passport System
Term 3 2010
Number of Passports Held
332
203 211
176
35
Wirrabirra
Primary
School
166
96
90
Neerigen
Brook
Primary
School
Number of Families in the School*
Redcliffe
Primary
School
64
70
52
15
Tranby
Primary
School
East
Narrogin
Primary
School
24 38
Katanning Katanning
Primary Senior High
School
School
•For both Katanning Primary School and Katanning Senior High School only Aboriginal Families are eligible for Passports.
•Open to whole school as at Term 1 2011.
Other Projects: Sports Passport
•Members of Sporting Clubs and Recreation Centres can earn points for
volunteering. May include coaching, umpiring, scoring, helping at sporting
events and community days, attending information sessions or courses.
•These points are used to pay for uniforms, membership fees, travel costs
and other costs associated with playing sport.
The program is designed to:
•Enhance the relationship between schools, sporting clubs, Rec Centres
and local communities.
•Use sport and recreation as a vehicle to help address social and justice
issues in our communities.
English as Second Language/Dialect
(ESL/ESD) Passport
We have just completed translating a “Guide to the Passport System” booklet into 12 of the most
common languages in schools in conjunction with the Department of Education’s ESL Resource
Centre.
This will allow schools to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and skills of ESL/ESD parents and
community members and provide an avenue for ESL/ESD parents to become involved in their child’s
school and education, and also to the wider community.
Available to all schools
Languages include: Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Swahili, Tagalog, Indonesian, Dari, Malaysia, Chinese,
Thai, Hindi and Tamil.
Justice Link Passport
•Providing a path through which the offender can financially assist their children in their
school.
•Providing a link between the parent in the correctional facility and his/her children.
• Incarcerated parent earns up to $25 per week through involvement in activities over and
above their current workload.
•Correctional Facilities: Acacia, Wooroloo, Karnett, Bunbury, Boronia, Albany, Casuarina.
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