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 […]

Media Release: Indigenous Education Is Not Welfare

Is this election ignoring the education needs of vulnerable regional and remote Indigenous boarding students? INDIGENOUS VOICES AND APPROPRIATE FUNDING ARE THE KEY TO EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS For many young Indigenous people from the bush there are few education options other than to leave their family and country to become boarding students in unfamiliar cities, large […]

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 […]

Media release: ABSTUDY reforms a welcomed start

Boarding school association applauds Government reforms to ABSTUDY to better support students who study away from home Boarding Australia, an association whose purpose is to advocate and provide national leadership in the provision of high quality boarding and educational experiences for Indigenous students, has been advocating for ABSTUDY reforms for over 20 years. Boarding Australia […]

Study Away Review

Review of Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Students Studying Away from Home Many of us are familiar with issues facing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students, their families and communities in studying away from home. This review offers a sound analysis of these issues providing data and suggestions – and […]

Boarding provisions a growing gap for Indigenous students

Independent Schools Council of Australia urges Government to change funding levels and administration requirements of ABSTUDY if there is any hope in closing the gap for remote students.   No one should underestimate the challenges associated with providing appropriate educational opportunities for Indigenous students, especially those that come from remote communities. They represent some of the most […]