|My Language Matters
The Department of Education has produced a video that raises awareness of the unique language challenges some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students face. Not all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students use Standard Australian English (SAE) as their home language.
Engaging and fun back to school resources
Remember: great materials are available to help encourage school attendance. The new adventures of Jimmy and Sam the Dog animation and comic book feature NRL legend Sam Thaiday as Sam the Dog, with a cameo appearance by Johnathan Thurston, plus former Queensland Firebirds netballer Beryl Friday.
We know higher school attendance leads to more positive student outcomes, so let’s help motivate students to turn up to school every day.
Head to Every day counts to check out the materials.
Nominate for 2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards
The Queensland Reconciliation Awards recognise initiatives undertaken by educational institutions, businesses, community organisations and government departments that go above and beyond their core business to foster reconciliation and pave the way for a better future for our state.
Nominate now for Indigenous STEM Awards
Our schools and teachers play an important role in encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to pursue STEM education and careers. The Australia-wide Indigenous STEM Awards, run by CSIRO, recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Students make a solid pathway to uni
Today (21 March) more than 200 Solid Pathways state school students and their families head to #UQ for a special hands-on uni experience. At the University Experience Day students will participate in workshops and gain experience in a range of areas including archaeology, anthropology, engineering, law, food science, molecular biology and robotics.
High-achieving Indigenous students to gain invaluable camp experiences
This month is a big one for our Year 4 Solid Pathways students. These high-achieving Indigenous students are off to develop their critical and creative thinking skills, as well as engage in cultural and environmental pursuits at five experience days being held in a range of locations including Numinbah Valley, Nudgee Beach, Amaroo, Moreton Bay and Pullenvale.
2017 Year 12 outcomes report highlights continuing improvements
The 2017 Year 12 outcomes report released by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) highlights outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander state school students continue to reflect the strong improvements achieved in recent years, revealing a five per cent increase of Indigenous students completing Year 12 in 2017 compared to last year.