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2/05/2019

Indigenous News

 

 
Great Start to the Year

 

Our Indigenous cohort has now grown to 108 students, this makes up a staggering 10.7% of the entire school population. Term 1 has been very busy meeting new families and assisting students to regain focus on their studies after the extended break.
 
Last Term we celebrated student successes which included Brooke, Allani, Janara, Heather, Giaan, Steven and Kieran being awarded ‘Talent Today, Talent Tomorrow’ Bursaries from the Gladstone Ports Corporation.  The bursaries awarded based on student’s commitments to their studies, attendance and cultural connection and contribution were presented on parade by Gladstone Ports Corporation Mentor Al Craigie.
 
Congratulations also, to our Year 7 and 8 students George, Mya-Leigh, Nakita, Kyla, Genevieve, Michael, Eli, Lachlan and Steven having been selected to attend an Indigenous STEM Camp at Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre. The camp, funded and organised by CQUniversity and Monadelphous, exposed students to engaging STEM experiences including a day trip to Facing Island.
 
In the coming weeks we will re commence the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program. This program is run in conjunction with CQ University and is a platform for Indigenous high school students to acquire skills, opportunities, belief and confidence. By matching Indigenous high school students with university student mentors, AIME successfully supports the students to finish high school and connect with post Year 12 opportunities. Criteria to attend this program is based on attendance, behaviour and classroom engagement. Students are reminded that they can check their current attendance during break times or before school in the Indigenous staffroom.