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Sample compact

The program requires a strong commitment from the selected students, their families, the program coordinator, steering committee and project partners. This compact therefore involves all of the partners and outlines the responsibilities of each partner.

By signing the compact, each partner is demonstrating a commitment that will ensure that participating students will be provided every opportunity to succeed.

Responsibilities of the participating student

As far as reasonable, I will

  • attend school every day;
  • work as hard as I possibly can at school in all my subjects;
  • study for all my tests;
  • complete all my homework, assignments and set tasks;
  • seek assistance from my teachers, mentor or tutor when I am having difficulties or problems;
  • attend all camps and excursions organised as part of the Program;
  • attend the Learning Centre for a minimum of two days per week (for 2 hours each day); and
  • act and behave in a positive manner as a role model to other students and friends.

Student’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Program Coordinator’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Steering Committee Member’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Responsibilities of parents and caregivers

As far as is reasonable, I/we will

  • ensure that our child/children attend school every day;
  • provide the best possible care of our child/children;
  • send our child/children on camps and excursions organised as part of the program;
  • provide a place for our child/children to complete work at home;
  • attend all meetings called, to assist our child/children to succeed in the program;
  • attend the Learning Centre at times to assist our child/children with their education;
  • encourage our child to succeed at school; and
  • be positive about the potential of the program to other parents and students.

Parent/Caregiver’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Program Coordinator’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Steering Committee Member’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator

As far as is reasonable, I will

  • work in partnership with students and their families to identify educational goals and aspirations;
  • work in partnership with school AIEOs, teachers, students and their families to support students in their aspirations to achieve their personal best;
  • liaise with teachers of participating students to monitor and support student progress;
  • work in partnership with families and the community to develop understanding of how school learning should happen;
  • coordinate the Learning Centre and tutorial assistance for students;
  • monitor and provide regular feedback to the student and family in partnership with the student’s teachers, AIEO and tutor;
  • organise cultural activities to encourage positive self-identity and cultural pride; and
  • involve other agencies in providing support to participating students and their families (eg, role models, industry, organisations offering academic scholarships etc).

Program Coordinator’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Steering Committee Member’s signature:

__________________________________________ Date:

Other sections of the Compact would include agreements about Internet usage, permission to use photographs, emergency transportation, permission to access student portfolios stored by classroom teachers.

[Courtesy Dave Fitzpatrick.]

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