The initiative began in 2019 with an "eat and greet" afternoon tea to welcome and encourage Aboriginal families to meet with the teachers in an informal setting. A Yarning Circle was later constructed to create an informal outdoor setting to hold Personalised Learning Pathway (PLP) meetings each semester.

Progress monitoring of this initiative led to enhanced community engagement and cultural awareness activities including:

  • an Aboriginal girls' cultural dance group (Kaiyu girls)
  • an Aboriginal boys' didgeridoo group (Yadaki boys)
  • a mural within the school grounds designed and created by the Aboriginal families and students.

The school leadership team strategically supported the initiative by targeting key stakeholders to attend the Connected to Country professional learning workshop and facilitated staff representation at local Aboriginal education consultative group (AECG) meetings.

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