Film Pond is a portal for NSW Department of Education teachers and schools to share effective practice through the development of classroom documentaries.
The Aboriginal Education and Communities Film Pond showcases classroom and school examples of excellence, connects educators with each other by sharing teaching and learning practices and helps celebrate the excellent work of teachers in NSW public schools particularly in Aboriginal education.
Schools that have created classroom documentaries so far include Taree High School, Toomelah Public School and Warnervale Public School.
Watch the latest films on the Connected Communities Film Pond.
Connected Communities Schools
The Connected Communities Film Pond shares authentic and powerful short films on how teachers are pioneering unique approaches to learning while developing meaningful partnerships with local communities and agencies.
The short films aim to share educational experience and expertise with colleague across the state as well as local communities to provide an opportunity for others to learn from strategies and experiences.
Educational areas include:
- Actively engaging Aboriginal families and community members in the school
- Improving attendance rates for Aboriginal students
- Using innovative strategies that are tailored to the school and the community
- Incorporating Aboriginal culture and languages into the school curriculum
- Building partnerships with other service providers including Universities and TAFEs to offer increased services and programs to students
- Building pathways to further study and employment
- Focusing on wellbeing
- Ensuring the school is a hub for service delivery
- Encouraging the community to see the school as a community resource
Connected Communities encourages Connected Communities schools to produce films to share the key educational areas above.
Connected Communities will cover the cost of Film Pond editing (usually paid for by the school) to share Connected Communities schools expertise and experience.
All other NSW public schools
The Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate encourages NSW public schools to produce films to share their effective practice in Aboriginal education.
Educational areas include:
- Personalised learning pathways (PLPs) especially student and Aboriginal community engagement with PLPs
- Aboriginal languages
- English as an Additional Language/Dialect
- School planning for Aboriginal education and Aboriginal students
- The teaching of Aboriginal studies K - 12
- Outstanding Aboriginal student leadership
- Effective support of Aboriginal students through key transition points
Aboriginal Education and Communities will cover the cost of Film Pond editing (usually paid for by the school) to share effective practice in Aboriginal education.
If you are not a Connected Communities school, apply to Aboriginal Education and Communities Film Pond as a Film Maker.