Aboriginal Education

The Diocese of Broken Bay is committed to improving the educational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students so that they excel and achieve in every aspect of their educational pathway.

The Broken Bay System of Schools assists Aboriginal students and their parents in a range of ways through its Education Officer - Aboriginal Education and Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs).  Based in several schools on the Central Coast, AEWs are available to support Aboriginal students. Their primary focus is to support Aboriginal students to improve their educational outcomes, to monitor the progress of these students and to work in partnership with parents and community to ensure that each student achieves his or her full potential and aspiration.

Situated within the traditional lands of the Darkinjung, Darug and Guringai people our System of Schools provides Aboriginal cultural education for all staff and students, in order to support schools to improve the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and further the understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures and experiences.

Aboriginal Education Statement

The new statement is in harmony with current Commonwealth directives in Aboriginal education.  It should support school communities in the education of Indigenous students, together with learning for all students about Aboriginal cultures, histories and spirituality.