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Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

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Teaching and Learning

As at Semester 1, 2017 there are 24 863 Aboriginal students enrolled in Western Australian public schools, in a total student population of 302 271.This means that almost one in 12 students is an Aboriginal student (8.22%).  (Identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, as at Semester 1 2017 census, full-time enrolments).

While the educational outcomes of Aboriginal people have improved over recent years, the challenge remains to close the gap between the performance of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. Our aim is to accelerate progress and to strive for excellence. Positive relationships and genuine partnerships between communities and schools form the basis for maximising the attendance, engagement and achievement of Aboriginal students.

Information to Support teaching programs

  •  Western Australian Curriculum Support  -
  • Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum (APAC) Lesson plans, resources and regional information
  •  Primary Support -
  • Secondary Support -
  • Deadly Ways to Learn Resources to support teachers of Aboriginal students whose first language is not Standard Australian English
  • E-Schooling Services Delivers online tools and services for staff, students and parents
  • Guidelines for Implementing Documented Plans in Public Schools are applicable to most individual planning scenarios across educational settings within the Department of Education and includes examples and templates
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