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.
Prior to a departure for boarding, students may struggle with the prospect of leaving home. This short animated video explores the issues related to students leaving to study away from home.
The purpose of this report is to identify and share best practice success factors and strategies that have been shown to support Indigenous students to successfully complete their secondary education and make the transition into further study or employment.
IEBA webinar featuring Nathaniel Tamwoy, a proud Argun man from Badu Island in the Torres Strait who has experienced education across the state and independent sectors as a day student and boarder. Nathaniel’s key messages include: good intentions are not enough and we need to increase our expectations and stop our deficit thinking.
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
One-page storyboard (jpg file) of colour images and text with advice on the good qualities of teachers for remote Indigenous students.
Includes qualities such as: patient, respectful, empathetic towards student experience, engaging with students outside of school and being culturally responsive.
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.
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).
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.