Different Perspectives Working Together, Whatever It Takes!

These words set the scene for what transpired over two days at the 2019 National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium, Brisbane. Our keynote speakers all had different perspectives.  The challenging words from Richard Stewart, State Program Manager at the Transition Support Services in Far North Queensland, gave the viewpoint of a seasoned campaigner who has […]

Online Symposium resources

Have you seen our range of online Symposium resources? Visit the Symposium page for: Keynote presentations by Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM, Genevieve  Hassall, Adviser, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Richard Stewart, Manager, Transition Support Service, Queensland Education Department. Common Themes and Priorities identified by the Workshop Groups over the two days Response to Symposium […]

5 minutes with Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes began working in the boarding sector in 1980. He has been involved with Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) since 1985 and is the current Executive Director. Stokes says boarding schools are really good at adapting to change because of the on-going support and training available, like the Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium. Why did you […]

Commitment to Action on Symposium’s Issues

At the inaugural National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium held in Canberra participants resolved to follow up on what they had learned from three major reports impacting upon providers of education, boarding and welfare for Indigenous students. Feedback received shows that an encouraging 95% of delegates have already taken their experiences at the Symposium back […]

What’s the BUZZ? Boarding Australia’s new-look newsletter

March Boarding Buzz is out now! Read it online or print it out, but be sure to share it around. Featuring special guests, boarding staff, parent and student stories, research and up coming events, Boarding Buzz is evolving and we want YOU to part of it. We aim to make boarding better. With your voices, […]

Board Buzz: President Anthony Bennett

Major changes needed to provide better care for other people’s children. When the Royal Commission released its report into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse it was clear that safety and protection of children from abuse (emotional and sexual) remains a major concern in a wide range of institutions and has been for the last […]