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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

    Catholic Education Melbourne provides consultancy support to schools to meet the educational and cultural needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

    Grants are available on an annual basis through an application process. Cultural and curriculum support is also available by contacting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officers, Delsie Lillyst and Helen Christensen.

    Services provided by the Catholic Education Melbourne Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Team include:

    • Professional learning activities to assist with the implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the Australian Curriculum
    • Suggestions for appropriate cultural activities such as National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC and International Day of the World's Indigenous People
    • Primary funding to support literacy and numeracy outcomes
    • Secondary funding either school based or tutoring
    • Remote student funding for secondary students
    • Advice regarding appropriate resources including books, DVDs and relevant websites
    • Guidance in how to engage with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups
    • Valuable teaching resources and local information is available on the Yarra Healing website.

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    For further information please contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Team on 03 9267 0228.