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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.

Re-writing the narrative at  Halls Creek District High School 

by on Aug, Mon, 2018 in News, Stronger Smarter Stories | 0 comments

Re-writing the narrative at  Halls Creek District High School 

High school attendance at Halls Creek District High School is heading in the right direction.  While they still have a long way to go, the school has seen a 50% increase in high school attendance over three years.  Associate Principal,  Jake Petterwood, says over that time they...

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#BecauseOfHerWeCan Cathy Jackson on her Gran

by on Jul, Tue, 2018 in News | 0 comments

My family is small and the women around me when I was growing up were my Mother, my sister, my two grandmothers, and for a short time my great grandmother.  My Mother was central to everything, giving up a career for her family.  For NAIDOC week, however, I’d like to talk about my Gran, who...

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Jesse King: CSIRO Indigenous Knowledges Professional and Curriculum Resource Development

by on Jul, Tue, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Jesse King:  CSIRO Indigenous Knowledges Professional and Curriculum Resource Development

Jesse King Nation: Waanyi-Gangalidda Jesse is a former teacher who is now CSIRO’s Senior Coordinator in the Inquiry for Indigenous Science students program, a part of CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM project.  In his current role, he develops and delivers Professional Development and Resources...

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Jodi Edwards

by on Jul, Tue, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Jodi Edwards Nation: Walbunja Woman, Yuin Nation Jodi has been in the field of education for the past 23 years and 19 years within Indigenous education.  She has been involved in many Indigenous research projects of which she has gained hands-on and working Indigenous Knowledges such as fish...

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Victor Steffensen: Fire Practitioner, Filmmaker and Educator

by on Jul, Thu, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Vic Steffensen Nation: Tagalaka Organisation:Mulong Victor Steffensen is an Expert Indigenous fire practitioner, filmmaker, and educator who plays a strong role in environmental and community cultural well-being. For our students for our people, Indigenous Knowledge (IK) needs to be at the core of...

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Building quality in teaching and teacher education

by on Jun, Thu, 2018 in News | 0 comments

This ACER report by Nan Bahr and Suzanne Mellor concludes that the difference between a competent teacher and a quality teacher is the personal qualities – the forces that bring the competencies together holistically.  We believe the personal qualities that Bahr and Mellor describe equate to...

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