When teachers at Girraween Public School began campaigning for better school infrastructure last year, there was no magic formula or “go-to” tactic that would guarantee success.
As Federation members, they simply committed to the first step in a long process of learning through collective action. This approach involved cultivating greater solidarity among teachers and forming an alliance with parents based on shared values and their aspirations for the children of Girraween Public School.
Federation Representative Tavisha Hewa-Gamage said working together as a whole school community was critical.
“We built up a strong connection between the teachers and the parents because, at the end of the day, we had the same goal: to secure the school buildings that our children deserve.”