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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.

High expectations at Lockhart State School

by on Nov, Tue, 2019 in Stronger Smarter News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

High expectations at Lockhart State School

Evelyn Allard Teacher Lockhart State School ‘When I did Stronger Smarter and read Chris Sarra’s book, I felt like it really changed my life. I suddenly said “no, I’m not going to dumb down the curriculum. These kids are so smart I need to change my approach.’ Evelyn...

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STRONGER SMARTER INSTITUTE APPOINTS NEW CEO

by on Aug, Tue, 2019 in Indigenous Education News, News, Stronger Smarter News | 0 comments

After an extensive recruitment process, Australia’s largest Indigenous Education initiative, the Stronger Smarter Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of a Dr John Davis as Chief Executive Officer. Chairman of the board, Dr Chris Sarra was happy to announce Dr Davis as the incumbent...

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Impact with Indigenous Education

by on Aug, Wed, 2019 in Indigenous Education News, News, Resources, Stronger Smarter News | 0 comments

HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT SUPPORTS EDUCATION TO ENSURE BETTER FUTURES FOR THE TARIBELANG BUNDA COMMUNITY It is with great pleasure that today we announce the launch of Impact with Indigenous Education, a unique partnership program between the Taribelang Aboriginal Corporation, Gladstone Ports...

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Reading Review: Indigenous STEM Education Project – First Evaluation Report

by on Jul, Tue, 2019 in Indigenous Education News, News, Reading Reviews, Stronger Smarter News | 0 comments

Reading Review:  Indigenous STEM Education Project – First Evaluation Report

  This Reading Review is based on a national evaluation report of the targeted Indigenous STEM approach taken by CSIRO as part of their successful procurement of a $28 million grant from BHP Billiton Foundation. The Indigenous STEM Education Project report by Tynan and Noon (2017) expands...

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Reading Review: “Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development”

by on Jun, Wed, 2019 in News, Reading Reviews | 0 comments

Reading Review: “Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development”

This Reading Review explores the paper Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development by Irani, Vertesi, Dourish, Philip & Grinter (2010). This paper was suggested by Associate Professor Chris Lawrence from the University of Technology, Sydney. The insights and research from Irani...

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10 years of Academic Success Guaranteed at Cairns West State School

by on May, Fri, 2019 in News | 0 comments

An interview with Matt Thompson If a kid’s sitting at home watching daytime TV or kicking a can down the road rather than coming to school, then we have to ask ‘What’s happening at this school?”  Matt Thompson, Principal, Whitfield State School Matt Thompson, the Principal of Whitfield...

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