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We challenge the whole school community to have high expectations of Indigenous students, fostering the ‘strong and smart’ approach embraced by Dr Chris Sarra.

Networking Event #2: Key Speaker Bardi Educator, Edie Wright

by on Sep, Thu, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Networking Event #2:  Key Speaker Bardi Educator, Edie Wright

Register NOW Edie Wright is Bardi, the Aboriginal language group from Ardiyooloon Community on the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome in Western Australia. She has had an extensive and varied teaching career having taught in large town schools before taking up the role of principal of a remote...

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Celebrating Indigenous culture at Coal Point Public School

by on Aug, Mon, 2018 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

Celebrating Indigenous culture at Coal Point Public School

“For me, it has made sure that I’m conscious, not only in my classroom, but within my stage that I’m setting high expectations for myself and staff and this filters down to the students, using the tools that Stronger Smarter provided.” (Kate Payne)  Kate Payne and Louise Groves, Assistant...

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Embedding Gunditjmara culture at Warrnambool Primary School

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Embedding Gunditjmara culture at Warrnambool Primary School

When Warrnambool Primary School Principal, Peter Auchettl, and teacher Jacqui Gore undertook the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program in 2013, they sat down to think about how to integrate the Stronger Smarter culture and ethos across the school. “First we needed to gather information,” Peter...

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Re-writing the narrative at  Halls Creek District High School 

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Re-writing the narrative at  Halls Creek District High School 

High school attendance at Halls Creek District High School is heading in the right direction.  While they still have a long way to go, the school has seen a 50% increase in high school attendance over three years.  Associate Principal,  Jake Petterwood, says over that time they...

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#BecauseOfHerWeCan Cathy Jackson on her Gran

by on Jul, Tue, 2018 in News | 0 comments

My family is small and the women around me when I was growing up were my Mother, my sister, my two grandmothers, and for a short time my great grandmother.  My Mother was central to everything, giving up a career for her family.  For NAIDOC week, however, I’d like to talk about my Gran, who...

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Jesse King: CSIRO Indigenous Knowledges Professional and Curriculum Resource Development

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Jesse King:  CSIRO Indigenous Knowledges Professional and Curriculum Resource Development

Jesse King Nation: Waanyi-Gangalidda Jesse is a former teacher who is now CSIRO’s Senior Coordinator in the Inquiry for Indigenous Science students program, a part of CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM project.  In his current role, he develops and delivers Professional Development and Resources...

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