Ros Thomas, Assoc of Independent Schools NSW – IEBA video interview
Ros discusses the Waratah Project and framework, which supports practice schools to assist the staff in their cultural learning, allow students to understand culture in the context of their schools and build strength-based approaches around their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 30 schools across NSW are involved in the project.
Amelia Britton, Many Tracks – IEBA video interview
Amelia talks about Many Tracks, a Cairns-based organisation supporting schools to develop culturally responsive education experiences, build resilience and promote the holistic wellbeing of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It focuses on creating safe and supportive environments for students who transition from remote communities into boarding schools.
The Framework for a Standard – IEBA Symposium presentation
2020 Symposium Keynote Address by Dr Tessa Benveniste on the process and factors involved in developing a National Indigenous Cultural Boarding Standard.
2021 Indigenous Boarding Awards Presentation
The 3rd National Indigenous Boarding Awards were presented live via Facebook on Wednesday 5 May 2021. This Awards presentation via video acknowledges excellence in 5 categories, including: Exceptional Cultural Connection by a Boarding School or Residence; Exceptional Contribution to the Community by an Indigenous Boarding Student; and Excellence in the Provision of Indigenous Student Health & Wellbeing
Emotional Wellbeing – Immanuel College SA
Immanuel College follow the work of Vale et al in building the Emotional Wellbeing skills of student as a base to their learning. This is explained by Kevin Richardson, Principal, Immanuel College, SA
Listening to First Nations young people REPORT
A report on two consultations: one with a group of current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding students from AFL Cape York House; secondly with young adult woman who had been to boarding schools. Key themes around Before, During and After boarding and qualities of good teachers. Includes infographics
Listening to First Nations Young People #3 AFTER
One-page storyboard (jpg file) of colour images and text with advice for schools to support a remote Indigenous student’s experience of boarding.
Includes advice such as being open to authentic feedback from students, staying connected to ensure new students are supported and being a member of an advisory group to ensure the school is right for Indigenous students.
Listening to First Nations Young People – # 2 DURING
One-page storyboard (jpg file) of colour images and text with advice for schools to support a remote Indigenous student’s first experience during boarding.
Includes advice such as providing a culturally responsible time-out room as a respite space, representation of a student’s culture (rather than a generic Aboriginal culture).
Listening to First Nations Young People – #1 BEFORE
One-page storyboard (jpg file) of colour images and text depicting the journey for remote Indigenous boarding students before arriving at boarding school.
Includes advice for schools on what student and family supports are needed, including teachers visiting community to understand the student’s context and shared expectations.