Aboriginal Education

Ngany kaaditj koora koora birdiya noongarang. Ngalak Whadjuk boodjera yaakiny wer yaanging. Ngalak Kaadadjiny kwop waangkiny kalyakoorl yaanginy. Baalang Moorditj nidja yeyi maladjiny kaaditj. Whadkuk noongarang Whadjuk – boodjera nyin.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Noongar Whadjuk people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Welcome to Country (Translated by Yibiyung (Roma Winmar)

Kewdale Primary School Aboriginal Education Operational Plan 2020 – 2024

Vision statement
Kewdale Primary School will recognise the cultural knowledge that Aboriginal students bring to their learning environment.  We strive to create a positive and culturally appropriate learning environment for our Aboriginal students.  We do this by providing support to teachers and school leaders to develop their cultural understanding. All staff will engage with the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework and use this for teaching and reflection.

The framework provides a structure for all staff to reflect on their practices and identify opportunities for improved action to build on existing knowledge and skills.  The Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework enables staff to reflect on individual and whole school progress and to develop strategies to move towards becoming Culturally Competent. The following outlines the strategies we will be using to achieve this target.

Relationships

    • SEN Meetings with Aboriginal Parents.
    • Regular Meetings to discuss concerns and issues.
    • Aboriginal parent meetings once a term.
    • Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework

Leadership

    • Rolling agenda item for all staff meetings.
    • Staff have access to Aboriginal Perspectives scope and sequence.
    • School council encourage Aboriginal parent representative.

Teaching

    • All teachers us Aboriginal Perspectives scope and sequence in their planning.
    • All Aboriginal Students under benchmark/ D grade on SEN plan
    • Aboriginal Perspectives work samples.

Learning Environment

    • Using Aboriginal images in the classroom displays, posters and Aboriginal books in the reading corner.
    • Regular Meetings to discuss concerns and issues.
    • Aboriginal parent meeting once a term

Resources

    • Teachers to participate in Cultural Awareness Training.
    • All teachers use Aboriginal Perspectives scope and sequence in their planning.

Achievements

    • Flag Pole – to fly the Aboriginal flag every day.
    • Acknowledgment of Country/Welcome to Country at all Assemblies.
    • Development of a more culturally aware staff and school environment.
    • Annual NAIDOC events that have become a showcase for Aboriginal performers and Leaders.
    • Provide Cultural Awareness workshops for all staff and support staff in using culturally appropriate and culturally inclusive practices in their classrooms.
    • Expose staff to the Cross-curriculum priorities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures) in the Australian Curriculum.
    • Implement an Aboriginal Perspectives Scope and sequence K-6 based on Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum (APAC) project.

The school’s programme for Aboriginal students is co-ordinated by an Aboriginal Education committee.
Through this committee, support is distributed to our Aboriginal students via an Aboriginal and Indigenous Education Officer (AIEO) who assists in class and makes home visits to liaise with families. Dependent on funding, academic support is also provided to targeted students to assist with their literacy and numeracy.
Our staff generally have undertaken education in delivering a curriculum that meets the needs of the students and their learning style.

Struggling Kings 2018 NAIDOC