Symposium logo

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESOURCES FOR DELEGATES
Opening Address
Anthony Bennett, Chair, Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia
Download
 
 
Keynote
Onboarding. What does it take to get an Indigenous student from the bush to prepare for and commence boarding?
Richard Stewart, State Program Manager, Transition Support Services, QLD.
Download
 
 
Keynote
Engaging. What does it take for a boarder to feel connected with their boarding experience and value their education?
Anthony Begg, Indigenous Students Co-ordinator, Kinross Wolaroi School, NSW.
Download
 
Keynote
Staying Connected. What does it take to keep a boarder returning each term, year after year, until they complete their education?
Andrew Giles MP, Federal Member for Scullin, VIC.
Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools.
Download
 
 
Indigenous Boarding Financial Health survey
Preliminary findings presented by Greg Franks, CEO, Indigenous Education and Boarding.
Download
 
More resources still to come.
 

Indigenous boarding continues be in the spotlight as questions are raised about the capacity of boarding to meet the needs of Indigenous students and close the education gap. Regardless, for most rural and remote Indigenous secondary students, a boarding education is the only viable opportunity for academic achievement, personal growth and future opportunities with the skills to walk in both worlds.

If the Indigenous education gap is to be closed through boarding there is an urgent imperative that boarding schools and residences do Whatever it takes! to meet the needs of Indigenous students.

So what must boarding schools and residences do to help Indigenous students get on-board, engage in learning and stay connected throughout their schooling?

Whatever it takes! is a rallying call for everyone involved with Indigenous education and boarding to be at  the 2019 Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium in Brisbane on 11-14 March to step up and make boarding education a positive life experience for every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student studying away.

Do Whatever it Takes to be in Brisbane for the 2019 National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • School Principals and leaders
  • Senior School Staff with responsibility for Indigenous students
  • Heads of Boarding and Boarding managers
  • Remote community leaders and families whose children study away
  • Managers of relevant government agencies
  • Managers of Not for profit organisations with responsibility for Indigenous student welfare
  • Providers of scholarships for Indigenous boarding students
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
Mon 11 March
6pm Registration
6pm – 9pm Welcome Function
 
Tues 12 March
8.30am Opening and Keynote Address
  On-boarding – what does it take to get an Indigenous student from the bush to prepare for and commence boarding?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Speakers, Q&A and Workshop)
Richard Stewart, State Program Manager, Transition Support Services, QLD
Anthony Bennett, Manager, Wiltja Secondary College, SA
Peter Linnehan, Principal Coach, Deparmentt of Education, QLD
Brenton Toy, Director, Transition Support Unit, NT
NPY Women’s Council, NT

  Engaging – what does it take for a boarder to feel connected with their boarding experience and value their education?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Speakers, Q&A and Workshop)
Leigh Allener, Head of Residential Campus, Western Cape College, QLD
Anthony Begg, Indigenous Students Coordinator, Kinross Wolaroi School, NSW
Dr Tessa Beneviste, Senior Research Officer, CQU, QLD
Gayle De La Cruz, Project Manager, North Qld Toyota Cowboys
Derek Hunter, Indigenous Liaison Officer, Aquinas College, WA

6.30pm Indigenous Boarding Awards Dinner
Bernie Dean, MC
 
Wed 13 March
7.45 to 8.30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.30am

Symposium Exclusive
Evaluation of Investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarding Services and Indigenous Boarding Financial Health Survey Results. Overview and Q&A.
Keynote
Andrew Giles MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, Member for Scullin, VIC
  Staying Connected – what does it take to keep a boarder returning each term, year after year, until they complete their education?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Speakers, Q&A and Workshop)
Andrew Beck, Indigenous Program Coordinator, Guildford Grammar School, WA
Renee Coffey, Deputy CEO, AIEF
Ronnie Forrest, Program Coordinator – Future Footprints, Assoc of Independent Schools of WA
Lorraine King, SA
Stuart Ward, Principal, Tiwi College, NT

  You can’t say that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Speakers, Open mic)

3.00pm Closing statement and Call to Action
 
Thur 14 March
8.30am – 1.00pm What’s Working in Indigenous Boarding
Findings of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarding Reference Group – Student Support Working Group(Optional workshop)

 


Our Partners

Contact Us|Privacy Policy|Website Terms and Conditions| Copyright Boarding Australia 2019|Website by Boylen