Department of Education

Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

An effective AIEO program

An effective AIEO program will:

Improve student outcomes

  • AIEOs contribute to planned outcomes. They assist in developing positive relationships between teachers and students and this flows on to improved outcomes for students – gains in literacy, numeracy, behaviour and attendance.
  • AIEOs participate in classroom literacy and numeracy development.

Enhance cultural and community links

  • AIEOs inform teaching staff of cultural sensitivities arising in relationships with the community.
  • AIEOs enhance school and community relationships. They contact families when required, encourage students to attend school, build links between the school and parents and promote good relationships between teachers and parents.
  • AIEOs contribute to the school’s Aboriginal cultural studies program.

Improve communication and collaboration

  • AIEOs contribute as team members in school decision making.
  • AIEOs encourage parents to be engaged in their children’s learning and school decision making.
  • AIEOs support principals with the development of Aboriginal education plans and the development of welcoming and culturally inclusive environments.
  • AIEOs support the development of school and community partnership agreements.

Provide classroom support

  • AIEOs are involved in the teaching and learning program by planning with the teachers and supporting classroom activities.
  • AIEOs work with individual students and groups of students.
An effective AIEO program

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