Students, Parents and Community Members that are actively engaged in the school community have better relationships with the school and this encourages learning. Can this be the common culture?
Time School credits value time that students and/or parents and community members give to support their school community. The credits are earned through time contributed to a menu of school community activities. The credits utilise 'excess capacity' in the school (e.g. school concerts and IT facilities) and in local leisure and recreational services (e.g. spare seats at the cinema) making the system low cost and sustainable. The time banks enrol many of the most disengaged young people as constructive contributors to the community, and positively 'thank' them for their contribution. These young people will develop improved attitudes to their school and to their community, with increased self-esteem will come improved learning outcomes and better engagement with school, learning and training.