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 […]

Whatever it takes!

I was on a phone conference as a member of the Queensland Education Transition Initiative Governance Group (TIGG) and I kept hearing the term ‘whatever it takes’, a term originating from the leadership in Far North Queensland. I was already impressed with the vigour the Department of Education was taking to address Indigenous boarding but […]

Kinross Wolaroi School wins the inaugural Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Award

Kinross Wolaroi School (KWS) is the inaugural winner of the Excellence in Indigenous Boarding Award. The award recognises the extensive efforts taken by a boarding school or residence to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarders. Jointly sponsored by the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) and Boarding Australia (BA) the award was presented to KWS […]

Resilience research brings students, schools and communities together in Cairns

The resilience research project is focused on supporting the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The National Health and Medical Research Council funded a 5-year research partnership between Central Queensland University (CQU), Queensland Department of Education’s Transition Support Services (TSS) and 17 boarding schools across Queensland. The project aims to connect boarding school […]

Financial survey

As 2017 was coming to the end of the school year Boarding Australia was regularly hearing from Indigenous boarding providers that many were facing major financial challenges as they headed into the New Year. In response, a short confidential survey was conducted of boarding providers to get an initial ‘feel’ and to identify areas of […]