Paralympian and TV host
Going through [my] school gates gave me a sense of dignity, a sense of value. Inclusion. It’s like a fundamental part of the public education system. That idea of acceptance is in its DNA.
President, NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
Education Week is a time where we celebrate the many achievements of public education.
Over the last 40 plus years in which Aboriginal people have had full access to public education, there have been significant gains that make us optimistic for the future.
However, there is still much to do before our statistics paint a brighter picture.
We must continue to ensure Aboriginal histories and cultures are understood, we must continue to challenge racism and we must embrace and celebrate the unique place Aboriginal people have as the oldest living culture of humanity.
High school teacher and Top 10 finalist, Global Teacher Prize
I am proud to be part of Australia’s largest education system and know that we are always looking for better ways to be learning together.
This year has proven that our strength is in collaboration.
It’s been a privilege to work with the commitment shown by all in the transition to at home learning, blended learning and taking new ways of learning with us moving forward.
A special welcome to all of the pre-service teachers currently completing practicum and internship placements with us and the contributions you are making to learning together!