Ingleburn Public School named innovative school

By: The Educator
ST LEONARDS, Australia - Dec. 2, 2020 - PRLog -- A south-western Sydney school has been recognised in a prestigious list of the best schools in Australia.

Ingleburn Public School has been included in The Educator's sixth annual Innovative Schools report, showcasing the fifty schools making the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education.

"The Educator Innovative Schools report seeks to showcase those schools at the forefront of change and innovation," says Editor Brett Henebery. "This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Australian schools to implement massive changes to their existing models as face-to-face classes shifted online. While this no doubt posed enormous challenges across all areas of teaching, parental engagement and student wellbeing, some schools saw some unique and exciting opportunities to innovative and improve the way they deliver teaching and learning, not just in 2020 but well beyond the pandemic."

In an entrepreneurial partnership with UNSW, Ingleburn Public School has established the world's first school-based clinic for managing disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs) in young children.

Under the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program, parents receive real-time live coaching from a certified therapist, who observes the parent/child playing from behind a one-way mirror. The therapist then coaches the parent to apply evidence-based parental strategies by speaking into a microphone that connects to the wireless earpiece worn by the parent. For teachers with a student participating in the program, they are given access to informational and in-class support services, to enhance their capacity building and to better manage problematic behaviours within the classroom.

The PCIT program, provided to at-risk students and families free of charge since June 2019, runs from Ingleburn Public School across six schools and preschool in South Western Sydney. It was awarded a Secretary's Award for School Achievement in the 2020 NSW Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence.

To view the full online report and to find out more about Ingleburn Public School, click HERE (


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