Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students
At St Edmundís College we currently have 23 students enrolled who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. These students range from Years 4 to 11.
The College is very proud to have five boys currently in Year 11 of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.† These boys will complete their secondary schooling with the award of a Year 12 Certificate in 2013.
St Edmundís College has a dedicated position of Indigenous Education Coordinator who works with our students in targeting the goals of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy (AEP). The main areas that are targeted are:
Despite the improvements in the national education outcomes for Indigenous students over the past decade the gaps persist between Indigenous and non-indigenous student outcomes across the education and training sector.
St Edmundís College believes that closing those gaps is possible and we have a responsibility to do so.† Guided by this responsibility, St Edmundís College focuses on implementing strategies to improve Indigenous student learning outcomes.
There is a need to promote the educational achievement of Indigenous students within the College and across its broader community. St Edmundís will give equal focus to the pathways available for students, both the academic and the Vocational Education and Training pathways.
The College wishes to further a deeper involvement of Indigenous parents/carers, and our Indigenous communities in the College, by presenting both traditional and contemporary cultural perspectives and encouraging participation. In the spirit of Reconciliation our community seeks to build and strengthen our relationship with Indigenous Australians by identifying and addressing those practices which currently hinder the enrolment and retention of Indigenous students in our school.
For further information please contact Ms Denyse Gibbs on 6239 0632 firstname.lastname@example.org