Dungog High School

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Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

Dungog High School offers many opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a key focus on improving student academic outcomes while also providing a caring and supportive environment.

Our Aboriginal Education Officer, Kara Clements, is available to support students in a variety of ways and is at school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

We have a cultural room which is situated in the centre of the school. It is a room for everyone regardless of cultural background and everyone is welcome. The room primarily supports Aboriginal education and the programs that run within the school to support closing the gap initiatives and also cultural lessons. The room will be a place for students to receive 1:1 support or small group activities with Kara or a teacher. The room provides important resources students may not have at home such laptops and internet access. We provide an environment to support student’s education while also giving them a sense of belonging and cultural connection.

Dungog High School has a strong Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (JAECG) which empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to take an active role in school decision making alongside the Student Represenative Council (SRC). Giving students a voice with matters that affect their education.

Dungog High School also has a strong connection with Murrook Cultural Centre and Youyoong AECG. They provide regular workshops for our students to ensure they are culturally connected and students have opportunities to attend on country experiences.

Walking Together, Working Together - a partnership agreement between the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc and the NSW Department of Education 2020 -2030

The NSW Department of Education values our ongoing partnership with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated (NSW AECG) and is committed to continuing to strengthen this relationship. We recognise the NSW AECG as the peak community advisory body to the department on Aboriginal education at all levels and in all stages of planning and decision making. 

Our renewed partnership focuses on a strength-based approach.  The department is committed to respectfully listening and learning from the NSW AECG, and its network of Regional and Local AECGs.  We are proud of the foundation of trust that underlies our relationship and we will work together, and take our next steps, in a genuine and equal partnership.  Together we will strengthen collaboration between Aboriginal communities and schools, together we will work towards common goals in Aboriginal education, and together we will celebrate the successes of our students and communities. 

The Department and the NSW AECG are accountable to one another as we work to ensure that our students achieve their full potential academically, and as we embrace and foster their social, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs throughout their individual journeys. 

Click here to read the full agreement.