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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.

Improving outcomes for Koorie kids in Swan Hill

by on Apr 8, 2015 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 1 comment

Improving outcomes for Koorie kids in Swan Hill

At Swan Hill Primary, we value the relationship between home and school. Research tells us that school is a place for building relationships with the whole family. – Janet Barnard   Swan Hill Primary School, situated on the traditional lands of the Wemba Wemba people on the banks of the...

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A cultural shift at Aitkenvale State School

by on Apr 8, 2015 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

A cultural shift at Aitkenvale State School

 ‘It’s important that we send the message loud and clear that we are a Stronger Smarter school, and that’s what we’re doing here. And it has been successful, there’s no doubt about it…’ – Judd Burgess   As the new Principal of Aitkenvale State School in North Queensland, Judd...

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Results on the rise in Pormpuraaw

by on Apr 8, 2015 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 3 comments

Results on the rise in Pormpuraaw

‘My whole heart is in this school… It’s now the best school I’ve ever taught at in Queensland.’ – Louise Jappe Louise Jappe speaks excitedly about soaring literacy and numeracy results and the confidence and self-esteem of her students at Pormpuraaw State School. Since 2009, Louise...

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‘Strong and Smart’ everyday at Glenroi Heights Public School

by on Mar 29, 2015 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 2 comments

‘Strong and Smart’ everyday at Glenroi Heights Public School

‘At Glenroi Heights Public School, we talk ‘Strong and Smart’ everyday and this is exactly the kind of environment that I wanted to be a part of….’   Glenroi Heights Public School in Orange, country NSW, has well and truly embraced the Stronger Smarter approach. Since 2007, over...

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Media Release – “Sold short by low expectations”

by on Feb 11, 2015 in News, Stronger Smarter News | 0 comments

Media Release – “Sold short by low expectations”

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‘Honour the humanity of those you serve’ – Archibishop Tutu

by on Feb 2, 2015 in News, Stronger Smarter News, Videos | 0 comments

‘Honour the humanity of those you serve’ – Archibishop Tutu

It is not every day that an iconic world leader speaks strongly of the importance & value of education and of the strength of the Stronger Smarter approach. In 2012 at the Stronger Smarter Summit exactly this happened when Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke to the Summit audience in Brisbane....

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