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A Work in Progress

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A Work in Progress

Hunter Central Coast Region The Region relates to two Regional Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (AECGs) Karen is the first Aboriginal School Education Director in NSW. She was appointed to this role at the beginning of the 2007 school year. She is responsible for the direct support of 31...

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Leading by example

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Leading by example

At Murray Upper State School, “a culture of respect, and zero tolerance for low expectations”, has nurtured the growth of a supportive learning environment for all students. Principal, Siobhan Jackson believes that, “Schools are responsible for providing all Australian children...

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Stronger Smarter ways of doing things

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Stronger Smarter ways of doing things

Building a new culture in a long established school is proving to be a significant challenge for Roebourne District High School’s new principal, Jackie Barry. Jackie was asked to take up the role in term 4 2008, previously she had been working as a Principal Consultant for the Pilbara...

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Be Brave, Be Brilliant

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Be Brave, Be Brilliant

When Lisa O’Malley was educated at Weipa in far north Queensland in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Indigenous class mates came and went and “it appeared to be accepted”. When she assumed the position of Head of Campus at Western Cape College’s Mapoon Campus in 2006, she...

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Young, Black and Deadly

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Young, Black and Deadly

Many, many times during her five years as principal of Kalgoorlie East Primary School, Donna Bridge, has said: “That’s it. I quit. It’s all just too hard.” She hasn’t thrown in the towel and her school of 81 students in the West Australian Gold fields is now a leading...

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Black and Deadly

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Black and Deadly

The kids at Derby District High School in Western Australia know exactly what it means to be ‘Black and Deadly’. According to Principal, Paul Bridge to 468 Aboriginal students “Black and Deadly” means being “top notch”, “being in charge of your life”,...

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