School program

Like everything we do, our school program is about giving children the best fathers and father figures they can have so they can thrive academically, socially, physically, and emotionally.

Benefits of our school program

Research shows that schools that specifically target fathers will see better outcomes for students.

When fathers participate in school activities, meetings and events, children enjoy school more, are less likely to have behaviour issues and are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities. Children are also more likely to engage more in school and perform better academically. Other benefits include:

  • Increased student connectedness with school
  • Increased physical activity and better health outcomes
  • Increased self-esteem and resilience
  • Reduced bullying behaviours
  • Reduced delinquent behaviours
  • Reduced engagement in unhealthy and risky behaviours
  • Reduced alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • Increased social responsibility and social maturity
  • Reduced suicide and self-harm
  • Reduced substance abuse

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What’s involved

Our evidence-based programs support schools to effectively engage students, fathers and families and build strong community partnerships for the lifelong benefit of students.​ Programs include:

  • Evidence-based information for fathers on relevant topics such as supporting learning, positive discipline and encouraging resilience.
  • Events and activities for schools to share with fathers and families to build engagement, skills and knowledge.​
  • Step-by-step support, tools and professional development resources for staff.​


Every community is different, so schools can choose from three levels of support that suits them, with our research showing a three year commitment provides optimal outcomes for schools, fathers and students. ​

Select the program tier that suits your needs

We know that every school is different…

Our three-tiered approach aims to meet each school and their fathering community at their point of need. 

No matter where you are based or the community you represent, we are here to support you at each stage of your journey to help engage your fathering community and support family partnerships for the benefit of student development and outcomes. 

Essentials Package

$500+GST/ year – Primary School

$600+GST/year – Secondary School 

Provides the essential resources to educate staff and families on the importance of father involvement in education for the benefit of students.

Engagement Package

$1000+GST/year – Primary School

$1200+GST/year – Secondary School

Offers school community engagement activity ideas and toolkits to build strong family partnerships with fathers and father figures at your school.


Empower Package

Delivers a proven way to empower staff and families to make a meaningful impact on student wellbeing priorities together.

*Program available on request.
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Register your school today

The Fathering Project is excited to have expanded our program offering across Primary and Secondary Schools.

Recognising that schools have different community engagement needs, you can now select the level of support you require whilst still enjoying access to evidence-based information and resources about improving child educational outcomes through father engagement.

Find out more and register your interest below.

Want more information

Looking for K-12 or Secondary School options, or would just like more information before registering?

Contact us now. 

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How we support family-school partnerships

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If you’re looking for more information or want to chat with someone about our programs, we are happy to help! 

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