At Hoxton Park High School we are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.
The Aboriginal Education Coordinator aims to encourage and inspire academic achievement, social and emotional development and raise cultural awareness of students of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. To achieve this, all students will receive a Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) to reflect on personal strengths, limitations, and aspirations of each student. This is completed in collaboration with their parents/guardians, teachers and community services which assists in identifying areas of learning where students can be extended or accelerated. These Personalised Learning Plans allow me to coordinator to personalise the opportunities and nominate programs that will encourage students to work towards their aspirations and achieve their goals.
In collaboration with partnerships, parents and teachers we aim to embrace the 6 of the 7 Priority areas of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy. These include:
Leadership, quality teaching, and workforce development
Culture and Identity
Transition points including pathways to post-school options
Literacy and Numeracy