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27/01/2016

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A focus on Koorie Education at Northern Bay College

In 2015, the Northern Bay P-12 College Koorie Education Team, led by Carrie Tinning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Coordinator, won the Victorian Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Koorie Education. “‘In the back of my mind I’m always thinking ‘how am I making these kids strong and smart’ Carrie Tinning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Coordinator, Northern Bay … Read More

16/09/2015

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Implementing Stronger Smarter at Forbes North Public School

“The whole Stronger Smarter philosophy and approach underpins what we do for our kids in our school, whether they’re Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal” Steve McAlister, Principal, Forbes North Public School When Steve McAlister first heard about the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program, he didn’t think it would be relevant to him. At the time he was working in a small school with no … Read More

01/09/2015

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Ripples of change in a northern NSW coastal community

“I do believe we’ve come together a lot more since we started training at Stronger Smarter, and we get a lot of parents’ feedback saying that we are a school that really does understand community, and that they feel comfortable and welcome.” Michael Taylor, Principal, Casino West Public School With enough momentum, the smallest stone can propel ripples of change … Read More

31/08/2015

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Building high expectations at Ballina Public School

“I think the idea of High-Expectations Relationships and not colluding with low expectations is something that will be in the school forever.” Peter Flannery, Principal, Ballina Public School Ballina Public School’s Principal, Peter Flannery, describes what ‘Stronger Smarter’ would look like to anyone visiting his school on the New South Wales northern coast. “What you’d see is kids getting on … Read More

08/04/2015

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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 Murray River four hours from Melbourne, is a diverse learning hub of … Read More

08/04/2015

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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 Burgess saw an opportunity to move the school forward by using Stronger … Read More

01/03/2013

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Book Review: Good Morning, Mr Sarra

By Peter King. Principal, Byron Bay High School; Leadership Program graduate 2011. “He does not believe, that does not live according to his belief”. Fuller 1732 If you ever doubted Chris Sarra’s courage or the strength of his conviction then you can refresh your memory by reading his autobiography “Good Morning Mr Sarra”. As a teenager Chris was more into … Read More

13/11/2012

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Summit 2012 Panel Discussion: High Expectations Relationships

  Panel members: Edie Wright – WA; Yolanda Coutts – Qld; Gail Barrow – WA; Lionel Bamblett – VIC; and John Bray – NT. Facilitated by: Dr Jeff McMullen, AM.