Set of 8 You tube videos for boarding providers to support staff, including 3 instructional videos for travel. Videos include: Managing your students’ payments: Travel for orientation activities; Safe travel plans; Special purpose travel; Start and end of term travel; How to change a travel booking; and How to request a travel reimbursement
20-page booklet with ABSTUDY Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school students living away from home. Includes brief case studies as example scenarios.
One-page fact sheet with brief information on: What is ABSTUDY; Who can get ABSTUDY; how families get ABSTUDY; and What you can do to help families prepare.
Set of 8 short ABSTUDY videos on YouTube, including:
Intro to ABSTUDY, How to claim ABSTUDY, ABSTUDY for high school students living at home, ABSTUDY for high school students living away from home, ABSTUDY for higher education and training, and 4 tips to get the most out of your ABSTUDY.
The eKit contains the following targeted resources to support high school students in their ABSTUDY journey:
• factsheets for parents and guardians
• mini booklet for high school students
• newsletter article to encourage early claiming
• factsheet for staff and community members
• image tile to share on social media channels.
An eKit designed to help people in communities to understand who can get ABSTUDY and what it pays for. It includes the following resources:
• mini mag
• social media tile
• Easy Read guide
Troy Hayter and Donna Shillingford discuss the Catholic Education WA Transition Service Unit, which supports community schools and boarding schools across WA. The Unit supports students and families from remote communities transitioning into boarding, as well as assisting with post-school pathways.
Cecily and Tamika are Boarding School Education Officers in the Youth team at the NPY Women’s Council in Alice Springs. They talk about their work with young Indigenous students from communities, the support they provide and the Rec shed engagement activities that build relationships.
Darryl, an Indigenous student from Ceduna in SA, has been a boarder at Immanuel College in Adelaide for 4 years. He shares his boarding experience and his advice for new Indigenous boarders. The Principal and the Director of Boarding talk about the school’s Orientation program and their commitment to the students.
2020 Symposium Keynote Address by Dr Tessa Benveniste on the process and factors involved in developing a National Indigenous Cultural Boarding Standard.