Aboriginal student support
At Albion Park High we have an indigenous principal, an indigenous teacher and SASS member of staff. Our school plan encompasses the following key outcome for Aboriginal Education:
Bridge the gap between Aboriginal students and non-Aboriginal students in Numeracy and Literacy, Attendance and Retention.
We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students in order to assist them to be successful learners.
We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents 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.
At Albion Park High School we cater for different learning needs and abilities through personalised learning plans. We offer Norta Norta tutoring for junior students in literacy and numeracy and personalised tutoring for our committed senior students.
It is through these collaborative partnerships our students are able to participate in programs like Mens' shed for boys, Sista Speak for girls and the Dharawal language program.
Throughout the year a number of cultural excursions are offered to facilitate learning an appreciation of culture and building relationships with the broader Aboriginal community.
Albion Park High School is proud to participate in the annual Reconciliation walk, enabling our students to be united with members of the community in the spirit of reconciliation.
In 2013 Albion Park High School students participated in a discussion led by the Recognise team, which is campaigning for Indigenous history to be recognised in the Australian constitution.
We encourage Aboriginal students to learn to negotiate and develop strategies by providing unique leadership opportunities. At Albion Park High School we run a mentoring program and our year 9- 12 students are invited to participate in the AIME program, in partnership with the University of Wollongong.
The school has shown a commitment to our students by formulating an Aboriginal Leadership Team that is proactive in exploring and providing opportunities to meet our students' dreams.