Dare to Lead November 2010 Newsletter
Principals Australia Indigenous education newsletter. Issue 50, November 2010
In this issue:
- System Partnerships
- Leading Indigenous Perspectives in the National Curriculum, National Conference
- Professor Ken Wyatt
- School Stories
- Video Resource
- What makes an Excellent School?
- Indigenous Education Resource Update
- Project Contacts
Dare to Lead's work is underpinned by a host of partnerships. All of the project's partners are important, but we want to pay special tribute to the following 'system partners' who contributed financially and in other ways to our ongoing work in 2010:
- Edmund Rice Education Australia
- Education Queensland
- New South Wales Catholic Education Commission
- New South Wales Department of Education and Training
- Northern Territory Department of Education and Training
- Queensland Catholic Education Commission
- Tasmanian Department of Education and Training
- Victorian Catholic Education Commission
- Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Western Australian Catholic Education Office
- Western Australian Department of Education and Training
There have also been some individual regions within the state jurisdictions listed above which have contributed. Some of the funding is to support the general work of Dare to Lead and the way it complements the work of those individual systems; in other cases, funding is for specific projects which are consistent with the work of Dare to Lead. All of the partners listed above are likely to support Dare to Lead again in 2011. There are also some new partners anticipated but not yet confirmed. We give grateful acknowledgment to all of them.
LEADING INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
This major event was held in Sydney in mid-November 2010. A full report can be found here.
Professor Ken Wyatt, a long-standing member of the Dare to Lead Steering Committee, was elected to Federal Parliament earlier this year. He is the first Indigenous member of the House of Representatives. To read his maiden speech, click here.
SCHOOL STORY: SCHOOL-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP: NYANGATJATJARA COLLEGE AND VOYAGES RESORT
Dare to Lead has helped broker an ongoing partnership between remote independent secondary school Nyangatjatjara College and Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. To read the full story click here.
SCHOOL STORY: INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS AT TRINITY COLLEGE
Trinity College is a residential college of the University of Melbourne. It has 272 resident students, 19 of whom are Indigenous, and runs a range of innovative programs including assistance with the transition to tertiary study. To read the full story click here.
SCHOOL STORY: BRILLIANT BUSH TUCKER GARDEN AT ROCHERLEA PS
Rocherlea Primary School in northern Tasmania recently moved to a new site. A key aspect of the relocated school is an outstanding bush tucker garden. To read the full story click here.
SCHOOL STORY: TACCA AND PARTNERSHIPS
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Child Care Association models working in partnership with other service providers. To read the full story click here.
The Dare to Lead website provides a range of short videos on pertinent topics - completely free of charge. They could be used for staff meeting starters, for PD, or just-in-time guidance on key issues. This month, take 60 seconds to hear what Robert Somerville, Director Aboriginal Education and Training, WA says about attendance.
WHAT MAKES AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL?
Download for free an e-publication detailing the work occurring in each of the schools honoured at the sixth annual Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards and discover their strategies and successes. Click here to download.
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