State Plan and Premier's Priorities

The State Plan and Premier Priorities for Aboriginal Education.

NSW Making It Happen

NSW Making It Happen are the 12 key Premier priorities for NSW including improving Aboriginal education outcomes by increasing the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy by 30%.

Visit the New South Wales Government website to view the Premier's Priorities.

The government wants all NSW school students to reach their potential, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Currently, these students are under-represented in the top two NAPLAN bands and this needs to change. The government has introduced reforms to help ensure more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students perform better at school.

These reforms include the Connected Communities Strategy (PDF 665KB) which builds partnerships between the school, the community and government agencies to improve Aboriginal education outcomes, and needs-based school funding, which provides additional resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to ensure they have the support they need.


OCHRE (Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility and Empowerment) is the Government's plan for Aboriginal affairs in NSW. OCHRE contains initiatives which focus on education, language and culture, Aboriginal participation in decision making, accountability and economic development.

To download the OCHRE Plan visit the Aboriginal Affairs website.

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