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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education


Supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to reach their potential is a key focus for our Directorate.

Cultural integrity across all ACT public schools and the Education Support Office helps to achieve this. The implementation of cultural integrity means our schools will:

  • be culturally safe places for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, families and staff
  • be accountable for meeting the aspirations, learning and wellbeing needs of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • develop all staff and students’ understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, languages and knowledge systems through professional learning and curriculum delivery
  • develop and maintain genuine, collaborative and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, families, local community members, service providers and agencies
  • actively represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions to contemporary society in their physical infrastructure and online presence
  • support and provide opportunities for all staff to build their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, languages and knowledge systems
  • regularly evaluate and refine their practices to ensure that Cultural Integrity is achieved and retained.