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Aboriginal Education
Progress Report

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Acknowledgement of Country

Aldinga Beach B-7 School acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present.  We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, spiritual beliefs and relationship with the land.  We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.  And we also extend that respect to other Aboriginal language groups and other First Nations.

Cultural Engagement Strategy

GOAL: To provide safe cultural and personable engagement opportunities for all of our 57 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.  In order to best support students and teachers, to gain clarity and coherence for all, and to make opportunity for self-efficacy, regulation and effective learning.

HOW:

Cultural and Personal Engagement

All students have cultural and personable engagement with the Aldinga Aboriginal Education Team as well as the Culture Room space.

Inclusion

All students will have had opportunity to get to know someone in the team, to have their voice included and to be included on the student Map.

One Plan

All students will have a One Plan reviewed or created which includes, Teacher, Student, Parent and Culture Team input.

Parent Inclusion

All parents of students will have at least one member of the team to have touched base with them at least once by phone or in person to see if there is anything they need, if they’d like to meet or if they have anything they’d like to discuss.

OUR TEAM

The team consists of Krystle Pearce and Liam Kilner as our ACEO’s and Cat Peters as AET.

The role of an Aboriginal Community Education Officer includes:

  • Working with teachers in the implementation of Aboriginal Cultural Studies and Aboriginal perspectives in curriculum design and delivery.
  • Administrative functions such as record keeping, reporting writing and maintaining files and information on Aboriginal students.
  • Contributing to site learning plans and individual learning plans to improve Aboriginal student social development, wellbeing and learning.
  • Helping teaching staff develop and maintain relationships with Aboriginal students, parents and families.
  • Promoting an Aboriginal community voice in educational decision-making
  • Providing advice on the cultural diversity of Aboriginal groups.

 

The role of the Aboriginal Education Teacher is to assist the ACEO’s in their Role and to develop and implement the Culture Room programs and offerings. The AET Role has 3 main support focus areas:

 

Further information on the Aboriginal Education Teacher’s Role can be found here.

Reconciliation Action Plan

 The Department of Education and our school has a deep responsibility to take action towards Reconciliation. This is at the heart of our practice. This also links with The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] Peoples, in particular articles 14 and 15. Our Site Based Reconciliation Action Plan also considers The Children’s Centre and OSCH.

 

Article 14-
  1. [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.
  2. [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] individuals, particularly children, have the right to all levels and forms of education of the State without discrimination.
  3. States shall, in conjunction with [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] peoples, take effective measures, in order for indigenous individuals, particularly children, including those living outside their communities, to have access, when possible, to an education in their own culture and provided in their own language.

 

Article 15
  1. [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] peoples have the right to the dignity and diversity of their cultures, traditions, histories and aspirations which shall be appropriately reflected in education and public information.
  2. States shall take effective measures, in consultation and cooperation with the indigenous peoples concerned, to combat prejudice and eliminate
    discrimination and to promote tolerance, understanding and good relations among indigenous peoples and all other segments of society.

(The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander] Peoples)

Our commitment
Parent Inclusion

Parent input is vital for our Culture Room to be effectively supporting our children and community. If you are a parent of our Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander students then and wish to have an input please get in contact here.

Aboriginal Strategy
  • Play is the Way is an approach to social and emotional learning that utilises practical activities and experiences to develop students’ positive dispositions and interpersonal skills. Teachers will intentionally design and implement games and challenges that promote experiential learning to develop positive friendship skills, empathy and self-regulation. Our school’s behaviour Code of Conduct is based on the key Play is the Way principles:

 

  1. Treat others as you would like them to treat you
  2. Be Brave – Participate to progress
  3. Pursue your personal best no matter who you work with
  4. Have reasons for the things you say and do
  5. It takes great strength to be sensible
Our Programs

Calendar

Upcoming Events & Activities

11

March

Nunga Tag

9:00am – 2:30pm

South Adelaide Football Club

Upper Primary Students

Permission Notes due: Monday 9th

27

March

MALPA & Friends of Aldinga Scrub Projects

Info Sessions

8 & 9

April

Student Free Days

No staff on site due to training

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