Engagement programs for Aboriginal students

Aboriginal students can join programs at school that encourage them to attend regularly and complete year 12.

The programs do the following:

  • support student engagement and achievement at school
  • promote healthy lifestyles
  • support student wellbeing and
  • help students explore options for training and employment beyond school.

If your child is an Aboriginal student enrolled at a school where a program is run, they can participate. There are programs for boys and girls.

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Boys' programs aim to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men.

The program is operated by the Clontarf Foundation with Academies in the following Northern Territory schools:

For more information on the program, go to the Clontarf Academies website.

The girls' program aims to provide relationship-based mentoring and wellbeing support for young Aboriginal women to complete school. This includes developing life skills, healthy lifestyles, responsibility for self and exposure to employment options.

Girls’ programs are operated by the Stars Foundation in the following Northern Territory schools:

For more information on the program, go to the Stars Foundation website.

How to join

Talk to your child's teacher or school principal for more information.

Contact

To find out more, contact the Engagement and Partnerships division by calling 08 8944 9355 or emailing ogmep.doe@education.nt.gov.au


Last updated: 16 February 2021

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