The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010-2014 (pdf 4405 KB) requires all NSW Department of Education and Training schools to build competencies in Aboriginal Culture and the recognition of Indigenous perspectives in all educational settings. Partnerships with the Indigenous community, including the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc., Elders and other Aboriginal community groups are very important to all schools.
All schools provide opportunities for all students, staff and the wider community to acquire and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history, cultures and experiences. The NSW Department of Education acknowledges the connections between identity, Aboriginal culture and wellbeing and incorporates various programs to build and bridge the connections made in these areas, embedding student well-being approaches to increase student engagement, participation and retention.
At Corrimal High School, we are committed to establishing and building those quality connections with Indigenous community groups. Below are some of the programs we have been involved in this year to maintain cultural awareness: