St Mary Magdalene's School Community Hub

About

Community Hubs serve as gateways that connect families with each other, with their school, and with existing services. Dozens of community hubs operate under the National Community Hubs Program – recognised as a leading model to engage and support migrant women with young children.

Community hubs focus on reaching women who have pre-school children, and leverage existing facilities in primary schools and community centres.

The key to a community hub’s success is the teamwork between Coordinators, Hub Leaders, and school leadership.

Independent evaluations indicate that:

  • a place-based approach focused on engagement acts as a gateway for migrant and refugee women, and their children to access services
  • hubs significantly increase the uptake of services among migrant families
  • hubs support migrant and refugee children and their families to be better prepared for school, and to better understand Australia’s education system