Aboriginal Programs

Aboriginal students across all years participated in a number of extra-curricula activities. These include

 

  • Bullying and Racism workshop involving School Police Liason officer and staff from the University of Wollongong are in the process of being developed to help promote reconciliation and awareness.

 

  • UOW students have also been involved in a mentoring tutorial centre at Corrimal High School. Each Tuesday and Thursday, students from UOW will assist all students with any class work, home work, assignment and assessments.

 

A key focus for CHS is to provide staff and students with an increased level of cultural awareness. This will be achieved in a number of ways including.

 

  • Staff again attended workshops at the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation, Boolarng Nangamai and regional DEC. All staff members are involved in training in the 'No Gaps. No Excuse' policy. 

 

  • NAIDOC Week was celebrated in a number of ways thereby raising awareness of the Aboriginal Culture. During Term three Corrimal High School holds a formal assembly with an Aboriginal theme, a bush tucker garden was established and will be utilised with upcoming events, Aboriginal dreaming was was given life in art work designed by students with the dreaming story coming from a close friend Mr Monty Boori Pryor - these paintings are utilised in teaching and several Aboriginal students developed a Corrimal High School Acknowledgement to Country recognising all local Aboriginal factions and it was approved by local elders and the NIAECG. Corrimal High School also engages with primary students to build upon cultural understanding and leadership in the community including mentoring and running activities for NAIDOC week.

 

  • A key focus to bring Aboriginal stories and culture to all students at the school at CHS will be assisted by the residency of  Mr Monty Boori Pryor. Boori is an Aboriginal Educator, writer and musician who is a regular contributor to our whole school Aboriginal focus. Boori engaged, taught, entertained and motivated a wide cross-section of our school community. This includes our year 7 students, all Aboriginal students and a number Aboriginal students from local primary schools.

 

Boori Prior Program

 

 

  • Aboriginal students will have the chance to attend school-based traineeships and university winter schools. The school-based traineeships will allow year 11 Aboriginal students to complete their preliminary course work as well as receiving a nationally recognised certificate of completion for certain employment sectors. The winter school will allow students to attend a fully week of university with all costs paid. The student will travel to university, live on campus and experience university life and study in an area they are interested in.