We value the rich and diverse history, cultures and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are improving our practices around Culturally responsive education, through Curriculum where Aboriginal perspectives are embedded, Aboriginal students and families feel valued and culturally safe in their identity.
Aboriginal Education Team
The Aboriginal Education Team (AET) – including the Program Coordinator, Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEOs) and Aboriginal Education Support Officers – are there to support all school staff to reflect on their approaches to promoting engagement and achievement of excellence of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Working in hand with the Student Services team, Broome Clontarf Academy, Broome Stars, Follow the Dream, families and carers the AET continue to work to implement the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework to help build a culturally responsive school and to foster positive relationships between the school and community.
Bagu Warrdarndan Jimbin Centre
The AET is proud to use the Bagu Warrdarndan Jimbin Centre, meaning “Everyone come inside”. This Cultural Centre is located in a new Cultural space with a Yarning Circle, a meeting place for parents, families, community members, students and staff. Meetings and catchups are encouraged in this culturally safe space for all Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people which celebrates cultural diversity and promotes reconciliation.
Our students come from all over Australia and some from overseas. Our Indigenous students are from a wide range of language groups across the Kimberley and beyond. The AET strives to support all students to have a “strong spirit”, “good feeling” and “positive wellbeing” – MABU LIYAN – and to celebrate their identities as a key to being strong and proud.