NAIDOC Week 7-14 July 2019

The theme for 2019 is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’ which compliments the 2019 NRW theme of ‘Grounded in Truth. Walk Together with Courage.’

This is an occasion for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the oldest continuing cultures on earth. As NAIDOC week is in the July break, many ELCs and schools celebrate NAIDOC week at the end of Term 2 or the beginning of Term 3.

2019 Governor’s Aboriginal STEAM Camp  

The 2019 Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster Student STEAM Camp will give Aboriginal secondary school students from Years 8 – 12 the opportunity to explore what university life is like and focus on the STEAM career pathways on offer. They will get a small taste of the variety of jobs available to people with STEAM qualifications, whilst being exposed to fields of study and work they may not have previously experienced.  Expressions of Interest  should be sent to Brooke Keogh as soon as possible

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Association of Independent Schools of South Australia is built on the belief that autonomy, respect and integrity infuse all aspects of our relationships with one another and the communities we support. Strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and learning more about their cultures, lands and histories are important to the AISSA and to our member schools. It is our aim to increase cultural understanding, appreciation and respect for the history and traditions of Australia’s First Peoples. The AISSA’s commitment to reconciliation is embedded in our organisational culture. Our 2015-2018 Reconciliation Action Plan documents our vision for reconciliation and the actions we are taking to promote reconciliation.