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Announcements | 17 Jun 2015

An extra 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia will benefit from the Federal Government’s Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), which supports parents and carers to be their child’s first teacher, Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison and Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion announced today.

Stories | 15 May 2015

The Arrikininga Shirts of the Tiwi Islands are working hard to ensure local children have the best chance of succeeding in life.

Participants in the WEX programme on the steps of the Australian War Memorial with Defence Minister Andrews.
Stories | 12 May 2015

Choosing a career path can be difficult so being exposed to different career options early in your life makes that choice much easier. This was the case for 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 11 and 12 students who participated in the annual Work Exposure with Government Programme held over four days in March of this year.

Announcements | 30 Apr 2015

The Australian Government will provide $5.4 million to extend the Indigenous Boarding Initiative throughout the 2015 and 2016 school years.

Five people walking along a footpath.
Stories | 30 Apr 2015

In Tennant Creek, locals have found that the simple act of walking their kids to school has increased attendance and made children more excited about education.

Two Indigenous men in a radio studio.
Stories | 28 Apr 2015

Doomadgee DJ Sai Matainavora’s breakfast show Respected Doomadgee’s Education is inspiring kids to go to school and winning awards while he’s at it.

Remote school attendance officers at Normanton State School
Stories | 9 Apr 2015

Normanton State School in North Queensland is proving that School is Cool as the community celebrated the start of the new school year.

Students, school attendance officers and teacher standing in front of school workshop.
Stories | 1 Apr 2015

Hard working and pro-active School Attendance Officers (SAOs) are achieving significant results in the community of Lajamanu in the Northern Territory.

An Indigenous woman ringing a bell in foreground with three people behind her.
Stories | 17 Mar 2015

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion was on hand to assist the School Attendance Officers at Gunbalanya on the first day of the school term.

Children on boat on the Roper River
Stories | 12 Mar 2015

The remote NT community of Jilkminggan is one of 69 across the country participating in the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) where local people work together to get kids to school each and every day.