COVID impact on 2022 Indigenous student enrolments – Survey Results

Over the past week IEBA has conducted a survey to get an understanding of expectations for the return to boarding by Indigenous students in 2022. Overall the results showed that the majority were expecting no change or an increase in Indigenous students returning. However, 45% of the schools and residences respondents with high numbers of […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cultural Competence Professional Development

The booking period for these dates has now closed. You can express your interest in attending future workshops by emailing IEBA is pleased to announce a program of six online workshops from the University of Sydney, National Centre for Cultural Competence. These highly interactive workshops build on each other to help you develop a […]

Symposium Outcomes

The summary of Outcomes from the Shaping a Standard Symposium is now ready to download. Video recordings of three keynote speakers are also available to watch online. Visit the recordings page on this website to select them and also download the 3 page Outcomes Flyer from the Symposium page.

Webinars galore

Stay Connected online with multiple IEBA Webinars in May and June. Indigenous Education & Boarding Australia is hosting regular webinars to raise awareness of the Indigenous student boarding sector and issues that impact on Indigenous education. These webinars are information packed to help you to improve outcomes for your Indigenous students. Webinars are either free […]