What is provided?
Aboriginal students receive:
- an inclusive approach to teaching and learning that values their community and culture
- support through targeted programs and through Aboriginal workers attached to some schools
- access to specific Aboriginal career pathway programs and opportunities
- a curriculum inclusive of Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures.
For your child
All Aboriginal students will have a Learning Plan. This plan will:
- be developed in partnership with you, your child, and their teacher(s)
- assist the school in understanding how to build on community and cultural connections
- identify specific goals for learning.
You are welcome to assist with a range of activities including:
- excursions and in-class support
- sharing your stories and background
- involvement in parent organisations
- joining the Aboriginal Sharers of Knowledge (ASK) Program.
Be involved in your child’s school
- Make yourself known to the principal and teachers.
- Ask about forums for Aboriginal parents and community.
If your school or Child and Family Learning Centre employs an Aboriginal education field worker then talk to them:
- Aboriginal Early Yearly Liaison Officers – Early Years
- Aboriginal Education Workers – Primary and Secondary
- Aboriginal Education Officers – Primary and Secondary
Schools and Child and Family Learning Centres offer early years programs. This supports families and young children’s learning and transition into school.
These include birth to 5 initiatives, Launching into Learning and pre-Kinder sessions. Parents and children attend these together.
Where can I get more information?
Contact your child’s teacher or principal for more information.