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

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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Max Lenoy yarns about Digital Technologies and Indigenous Knowledges

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

Max Lenoy is Kuku Yalanji on his Dad’s side from Mossman and the Gulf area. Through his Mother, he connects to Hughenden and the Djirrbal and Warungum mobs. Max is leading our SSiSTEMIK Masterclass in Digital Technologies at the Australian Catholic University at their Banyo, Brisbane campus. ...

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Building relationships at Sacred Heart School, Beagle Bay

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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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