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Aboriginal Education

aboriginal education

“We would like to acknowledge this land that we meet on today is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.”

At Elizabeth South we acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal Australians to the education of all children and people of this country that we live in and share together.

At Elizabeth South we are committed to improving the educational achievements of Aboriginal students to enhance the knowledge and understanding of all students about the history, culture and people of Aboriginal Australians.

At Elizabeth South we have a Student Support Co-ordinator and an Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO) who work with the Aboriginal students. 20% of our student population are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI). Each year we celebrate Harmony Day, Reconciliation week and NAIDOC week.

In 2016 and 2017, the students in years 3-7 were given the opportunity to take part in the Indigenous Tennis Come and Try Day by Evonne Goolagong. The students had a fun and exciting day. Evonne Goolagong spoke about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Dream, Believe and Learn.