You are here

Children and Schooling

A good education is essential for a good future and that starts with making sure children and young people go to school every day.

Getting children to school, improving education outcomes and supporting families to give their children the best start in life will achieve real results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To make this happen, government and communities need to work together to:

  • Improve school attendance rates, particularly in remote areas
  • Ensure more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are meeting the national minimum standards in literacy and numeracy.
  • Support more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to finish Year 12, or equivalent
  • Support more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to go on to higher education at TAFE or university.

Children who go to school can get a good education and a good job, leading to a better future for themselves, their family and community.

A good education also helps keep culture strong and enable future generations to share stories about their community, culture and kinship.

Recent stories

13 Jul 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2017 round of the New Colombo Plan scholarships program and close on 29 July 2016. 

14 Jun 2016

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation hosted the Deadly Fun Run for students in the remote South Australian Community of Amata.

6 Jun 2016

Aboriginal children in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia are getting quality early childhood education through learning centres. 

Contacts

Many different organisations and government agencies are working with communities to achieve real results in children and schooling. Visit the websites below to find out more: