The NT Transition Support Unit (TSU) produced five Fact Sheets in relation to boarding for Aboriginal students from the NT.
The Fact Sheets outline the ways in which the TSU supports students and their families to “get ready” for boarding, aligning the 4As in a student’s control, Attendance, Attitude, Awareness and Achievement, utilising criteria boarding schools frequently apply to student selection.
Information when a high school student wants to visit a school before enrolment.
Travel information for when a high school student needs to live away from home.
Richard talks about his work with the QLD Dept of Education Transition Support Service, which works to support the engagement of young people from remote Indigenous communities with their boarding schools and residential facilities. There is a focus on preparing young people to make the transition to boarding and to stay at school.
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.
The Remote Education Systems research project, conducted between 2011 and 2016 focused on finding ways to improve outcomes for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
This report sets out what was achieved by the RES project and how, critically reflects on impact from the work and lists strategies for improvement.
The QIECB, through this 2009 position paper, make recommendations in the areas of policy, culture and finance around boarding schools and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These include investigating the range of post-primary schooling options that might be considered viable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in remote Queensland communities.
2020 Symposium Keynote Address by Dr Tessa Benveniste on the process and factors involved in developing a National Indigenous Cultural Boarding Standard.