Investing in outcomes

The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) has released the review undertaken into the investment in support for Indigenous secondary boarding by Grant Thornton Australia. Following the Study Away Review the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet requested an independent analysis of the existing investment in support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students attending […]

ABSTUDY Providing New Opportunities in Boarding

ABSTUDY workshops presented by Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia during May will help boarding schools collect extra revenue next year, better engage with parents and communities and benefit through new scholarships in 2020. The ABSTUDY Workshops were designed to help boarding school staff better understand the ABSTUDY system and the opportunities and benefits of the […]

Reinvigorating Action to Close the Educational Gap for Good

While educators focus on complying with expectations and regulations, have they overlooked the students? The 2019 Closing the Gap Report revealed small improvements towards its 2018 targets, but nothing like it hoped. Margaret Gurney says it’s time to do #whatever_it_takes. ‘Somewhere along the education journey, we have become distracted from our moral purpose,’ says Department of […]

Government and sector work to provide secondary education access

Boarding Australia is contributing to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Boarding Reference Group to address challenges faced by students and their families in accessing secondary education. The 2017 Study Away Review revealed numerous barriers faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying away from home, including: inadequate communication with students and their families […]

Clontarf and Stars Foundations honour Ḏawurr students at awards night

Ḏawurr Boarding is attached to Nhulunbuy High School and caters for around 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Ḏawurr, named after the honey bee, was named by the Rirratjingu clan group who are the traditional owners of the land that the residence is built on. They say it takes a village to raise a […]