We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in order to assist them to be successful learners.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students. We encourage Aboriginal students to learn how to negotiate and develop strategies by
providing unique leadership opportunities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students RGHS values the contribution that our Indigenous students make to our school. Under the guidance of the group co-ordinator Mrs Mayfield, Head Teacher Welfare and the ATSI team, the girls are mentored in several ways:
This group meets fortnightly with the Aboriginal Education Team to access information which will help the girls to reach their full potential and explore the rich tapestry of their culture.
Interviews are conducted with individual students and their parents to develop PLP's (Personal Learning Plans)
The students participate in external workshops which strengthen skills and offer them potential career areas.
The group develops leadership skills through fundraising events, to celebrate important moments such as Aboriginal Literacy and Numeracy Week and NAIDOC Day. They also plan, talk and perform at assemblies.
We look forward to hearing about the great things our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will achieve in the future.