What Works announced

‘What Works’ to support Indigenous boarding students The Minister for Indigenous Australians, The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, in his opening address at the 2021 Symposium in Cairns announced the funding for IEBA to create an online resource of ‘What works’ to support Indigenous boarding students. IEBA is looking to use technology and create an […]

Support for Indigenous Boarding Students

$16.6 million to improve support for Indigenous boarding students was announced at the 2021 National Indigenous Education & Boarding Symposium. Paul Denny, a/g Group Manager, Social Policy and Programs Group, National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), informed symposium delegates the 2021-22 Budget included $16.6 million targeted to improve support for boarding schools and stand-alone providers with […]

So why aren’t we Closing the Education Gap?

There are countless great stories of achievement in Indigenous education, many highlighted in the recent Indigenous Boarding Awards. However, the media regular report on the numerous failings and challenges to address the poor results achieved in Closing the Gap over the past decade. Headlines such as: ‘Children desert remote schools’ – ‘The ‘smart and cheeky’ […]

Cultural Competency

Masterclasses and Webinars are open for booking now in Cultural Competency. Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia is pleased to announce two masterclasses from the National Centre for Cultural Competence designed to support school staff and leaders from a range of diverse boarding contexts to develop their capability, capacity and resilience for culturally competent leadership. The […]

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 […]