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Kiama Public School

Kiama Public School

Let Your Deeds Shine

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Aboriginal education

Kiama Public School is committed to improving the educational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and community members in our school, working towards collaborative decision making with Aboriginal peoples to ensure our students excel and achieve in every aspect of their education.

Our school values the past, present and ongoing contributions of Aboriginal peoples to our local area and strives to increase the knowledge and understanding of the histories, cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia. We incorporate the cultural contexts, values and practices of our local Aboriginal community in our school through incursions with local elders and cultural immersion programs for our Aboriginal students.

We recognise the importance of working together to enrich all learners understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture as the oldest living culture on Earth. Students explore Aboriginal perspectives and ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing across all Key Learning Areas. In doing so, students develop understanding of and respect for the special connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to Country and Place, the unique belief systems, kinship structures and spirituality.

Kiama Public School regularly consults the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) to continue to build the capacity of our school and staff to deliver meaningful Aboriginal education to our students. Our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students are actively involved in:

  • Sorry day ceremonies
  • National Aborigines Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations
  • Reconciliation Week activities
  • School incursions and excursions.