2021 Award Winners announced

The winners have been announced for the 2021 Indigenous Boarding Awards. Individuals and organisations from around Australia submitted entries for review by our national judging panel and there have been 16 finalists selected across 5 Categories. The 3rd National Indigenous Boarding Awards were presented live via Facebook on Wednesday 5 May 2021. The Awards presentation […]

Understanding Remote Indigenous Families

Understanding Remote Indigenous Families For boarding schools with Indigenous students from remote communities, family engagement is an important aspect to support their children’s transition to boarding, retention and academic outcomes. Whilst all families have their individual characteristics, needs and circumstances the evaluation of the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) identified four main family types. These […]

2021 Symposium launched

Bookings are now open for the 2021 National Indigenous Education & Boarding Symposium. From 2-4 June you may choose to attend the Symposium during National Reconciliation Week in Cairns or join online from anywhere. The Next 10 Years: Are We Ready? Are you ready to respond to Indigenous voices call for the Closing the Gap […]

Radical Preparedness

Contribute to policy development and service planning to meet the needs of remote school aged Indigenous youth in a COVID-19-changed world. The SUN (Schools Up North) team, led by Helen Travers and Ernest Hunter, invite comments on a discussion paper. The paper summarises key issues raised by educators and other service providers relevant to anticipating […]

ABSTUDY Webinar – What to expect in 2021

What are the ABSTUDY policy settings going to be in 2021? The Department of Social Services and Services Australia will again join us to answer your questions and to hear your views in relation to how the 2021 response will impact on your schools and residences. Join Indigenous Education & Boarding Australia on Tuesday 15 […]

Urgent Action Called to Address Education Inequality

Whilst IEBA welcomes the recommendations in relation to education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students what we don’t need is for the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training report, Education of students in remote and complex environments, released last week, to sit on the shelf alongside the myriad of other reports. “Education […]

NAIDOC Week 2020

National NAIDOC Week will be celebrated from 8-15 November 2020. How will you celebrate NAIDOC Week this year? Visit the NAIDOC website to find out more about the theme: Always Was, Always Will Be and download resources. If you are holding an event, you can add it to the NAIDOC calendar and find events in […]

Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Award

Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) is the winner of the 2020 ABSA/IEBA Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Award. Watch the video below and read their story to discover more about them how they responded to the pandemic with their temporary Darwin Hub. Congratulations to Executive Director Edward Tudor and the MITS Team! MITS – Darwin Hub […]

Interschool partnerships

Although many Indigenous Australian students from remote Northern Territory attend boarding schools, the statistics show that few complete Year 12. It is also factual that communities are rarely engage in their children’s boarding education and boarding schools seldom engage with Elders to support a child’s cultural journey. Two researchers from the NT have published their […]

Recent Research

With a focus on student boarding The Australian and International Journal for Rural Education (AIJRE) Vol 30 No 2 (2020) has a few interesting recent articles included on Indigenous student boarding: A STEP-UP Resilience Intervention for Supporting Indigenous Students Attending Boarding Schools (Rutherford et al) describes the development and implementation of a two-year STEP-UP intervention […]