Did you know?

The Department of Education works in partnership with community and families to support Aboriginal students.

What is provided?

Aboriginal students are provided with:

  • an inclusive approach to teaching and learning that values their community and culture
  • support through targeted programs and through Aboriginal workers attached to some schools
  • access to specific Aboriginal career pathway programs and opportunities
  • a curriculum inclusive of Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures.

For your child

All Aboriginal students will have a Learning Plan. This plan will:

  • be developed in partnership with you, your child and their teacher(s)
  • assist the school in understanding how to build on community and cultural connections
  • identify specific goals for learning.

For you

You are welcome to assist with a range of activities including:

  • excursions and in-class support
  • sharing your stories and background
  • involvement in parent organisations
  • joining the Aboriginal Sharers of Knowledge (ASK) Program.

Be involved in your child’s school

  • Make yourself known to the principal and teachers.
  • Ask about forums for Aboriginal parents and community.
  • If your school or Child and Family Learning Centre employs an Aboriginal education field worker then talk to them:
    • Aboriginal Early Yearly Liaison Officers – Early Years
    • Aboriginal Education Workers – Primary and Secondary
    • Aboriginal Education Officers – Primary and Secondary.

Early Learning

  • Schools and Child and Family Learning Centres offer early years programs to support families and young children’s learning and transition into school.
  • These include birth to 5 initiatives, Launching into Learning and pre-Kinder sessions. Parents and children attend these together.

Where can I get more information?

  • More information can be provided by contacting your child’s teacher or principal.

Support for Aboriginal students in Tasmanian Government schools – printable brochure

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