Our Indigenous Program
Ensuring our students grow with understanding and celebration of Indigenous culture.
This year the Program is targeting a range of areas promoting both the Indigenous culture within the Calrossy community and supporting our students who identify as Indigenous from Prep to Year 12. Among the initiatives;
- Assisting student leaders (Yrs 9 – 12) and providing opportunities to connect with each other and with culture through conversation and activities (for example, Bouldering, yarning circle, camps)
- Building mentoring relationships with students and assisting already established relationships to continue
- Creating and reviewing Personal Learning Plans/Pathways for each student (Prep – Year 12) so that they and their teachers can work toward their goals
- Helping students identify where they would like academic assistance and providing that assistance
- Ensuring that our boarding students are well supported and feel comfortable and welcome in their “home-away-from-home”
- Facilitating leaders, Elders and role models to come into the school (when Covid restrictions allow) to encourage and equip students
- Developing a whole School Reconciliation Action Plan in consultation with indigenous students, parents and community members
- Encouraging teachers as they incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into everyday classroom education
- Promoting and creating “On country” experiences including camps that allow students to connect with culture outside of the school environment
- Co-ordinating whole-school celebration of Indigenous culture, including special days/weeks such as Harmony Week/International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week and Indigenous Literacy Day
- Reviewing Scholarships for Indigenous students and expanding the scholarship program both in the boarding and day school.