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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.

Building relationships at Sacred Heart School, Beagle Bay

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

Building relationships at Sacred Heart School, Beagle Bay

Sacred Heart School school, on the country of the Nyul Nyul people in the remote community of Beagle Bay, on the Kimberley coastline of Western Australia, caters for 90% Aboriginal students from Kindergarten to Year 10.   Lyla Forte, the school’s Principal says the Stronger Smarter...

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97% of SSI graduates use the language of Strong and Smart to promote high expectations and belief in students

by on May, Wed, 2019 in Stronger Smarter News | 0 comments

Every two years the Institute runs a comprehensive survey of alumni from our Stronger Smarter Leadership Program known as the Stronger Smarter Census.  It gives us insights into the implementation of the Stronger Smarter Approach for individuals, schools and organisations. Data from our 2018...

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Meet Damian Bisogni: our new Facilitator

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

Damian Bisogni is a family man, a Dad with 3 boys aged 12, 16 and 20.  Born in Melbourne, he’s been living on the NSW north coast for 20 years.  As a teacher, for the last 15 years he was based at Ballina High School (now Ballina Coast HS), he developed his interest in Indigenous issues...

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St Kieran’s Catholic School

by on Dec, Thu, 2018 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

Principal Claudine Dank, says the ideas that Stronger Smarter teaches are important to St Kieran’s Catholic School  with a 17% Indigenous student population and situated on the traditional lands of the Kalkadoon people at Mt Isa. Claudine says the Stronger Smarter Approach fits well with the...

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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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