School leadership Toolbox

Principals and other members of the school team provide vital support to their hub and hub leaders, and play a role in the setting up and running of a hub.

This toolbox will be updated frequently. If it doesn’t answer all of your questions, reach out to your support coordinator or the Community Hubs Australia team. If you think there is something that should be included in this toolbox please let us know at:

This toolbox will help:

This is only one way to learn, other ways include:

Need to know more? Find out about our funding model, our key program outcomes, and the impact of hubs.

What hubs do


Engage and connect families in culturally diverse communities.

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Connect preschool children into playgroups and prepare them for school.


Provide opportunities to learn and practice English.

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Build pathways to volunteering and employment.

Some quick links to get you started:

You’re part of a connected network

School leadership to hub leader

School leadership will meet with hub leaders at least quarterly to discuss hub planning, activity and achievements, and review impacts using the NCHP Quality Framework tool.

School leadership to support coordinators

Together, you will work on hub planning, activity and achievements, and review impacts using the NCHP Quality Framework tool.

Schools connecting with
key local organisations

Forming relationships with local organisations will help you to support hubs in accessing local support services delivered through the hub.

How are community hubs funded and governed?

Community hubs are supported by funding partners including the Scanlon Foundation, the Australian Government, and state and local governments. Local schools, the private sector and the community sector also provide support. Each hub is fully funded through CHA for the first two full years of operation. After this point, the school will begin to contribute funding to the hub.

The program is guided by advisory groups at three levels – at the local level, school principals and key partner agencies; at the state level, government and stakeholder organisations; and a national advisory committee of experts from a range of disciplines.