Seven Remote School Attendance Strategy team representatives visited Canberra earlier this month to take part in a leadership workshop and meet with the Prime Minister and his Indigenous Advisory Council.
New data shows significantly improved attendance in Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) schools in the Northern Territory this year compared to 2013, with the number of children attending school up nearly 17 per cent.
Indigenous education programme Learn Earn Legend! is empowering Aboriginal youth to finish high school and pursue higher education or fulltime employment, says program co-ordinator and former Wallaby, Jim Williams.
Actress Leah Purcell remembers the first day school finally made sense to her. She had written a story for her Year 7 teacher and it came back covered in red ink with a big “See Me” scrawled across the page.