Community in the Classroom: Transforming Secondary Education Through the Power of Local Connection

In our tenth narrative, well-respected higher education journalist John Ross considers the opportunity for secondary schools to help create stronger, more connected communities.

Following a decade of success in primary schools, this in-depth report considers whether Community Hubs could play a similar transformative role for migrant families and the community at secondary schools.


Ross provides key insights and learnings obtained from comprehensive interviews with school principals, academics, participants, and Hub leaders. He looks at the opportunity for continuing critical support for migrant families beyond primary school, and reviews overseas examples for evidence at the secondary level.


The report exposes gaps in the secondary sector and highlights the unique opportunity for secondary schools to better support migrant students and families, which in turn creates a more connected community.