Since 2016, teachers from over 150 schools have brought to life the Fair Education program. In the program, teachers work together to improve family and community engagement in student learning.

At Darling Heights State School, teachers are using adult English classes to connect with families and ensure children can reach their full potential. Watch their project in action in our latest video.


Schools Plus is a national not-for-profit that helps children facing disadvantage succeed at school. Our purpose is to help close the education gap. We do this by empowering teachers in disadvantaged communities with funding, coaching and resources to create lasting change in their schools and beyond. Through our Fair Education program, Schools Plus works with teachers and school leaders over three years, to build their capacity to better engage families and communities in children’s learning.

About Darling Heights State School

Situated in the southwest of Toowoomba, near the University of Southern Queensland, Darling Heights provides comprehensive education to approximately 680 students from Prep to Year 6 in a co-educational setting. The school has a diverse and culturally rich population, with over 300 students with a language background other than English and 100 students who are from a refugee background. Darling Heights High School would like to acknowledge the University of Southern Queensland for the time they took in writing the application to Schools Plus and to thank the wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to delivering this program.