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Santa Teresa community members and School Attendance Officers
Stories | 28 Nov 2014

Before the Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) started in Ltyentye Apurte, it seemed like more children were hanging around the shop than going to school. But eleven months on, things have changed considerably thanks to eight dedicated school attendance officers.

Elijah Douglas, holding his didgeridoo, sits in front of a wall of remembrance.
Stories | 4 Nov 2014

At 17, Elijah Douglas has already travelled from Doomadgee to Gallipoli. He has set himself goals to get a good education before returning to his community with a qualification to work with his people.

The GARMA Festival, hosted by the Yothu Yindi Foundation is Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural event, it’s a spectacular celebration of Yolngu identity and cultural traditions including dance, song, music and art.
Stories | 17 Oct 2014

The Garma Youth Forum, run in conjunction with the main Garma Festival, allows students of all backgrounds to come together and share their experiences and gain a better understanding of each other’s cultures.

Year 6 and 7 students from Palm Island met with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, on their recent trip to Canberra as part of the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s (CFF) Horizons Program.
Stories | 26 Sep 2014

Eight lucky students from the Bwgcolman Community School in Palm Island were rewarded with a trip to Canberra as part of the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s Horizons Program.

Congratulations to Elliott School for reaching 90 per cent school attendance after becoming part of the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy.
Stories | 15 Aug 2014

It’s a small town on the Stuart Highway between Katherine and Tennant Creek, but Elliott has become the inspiration for communities around Australia seeking ways to get kids to school.

One of the players from Adelaide's Northern Nunga All-Stars junior basketball.
Stories | 30 Jul 2014

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Staff and participants at the Moree School Attendance Officer training workshop.
Stories | 9 Jul 2014

When it comes to boosting school attendance in New South Wales, communities are keen to share their good ideas with each other.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott greets School Attendance Officers Miliyika Paddy and Roger Williams before their presentation to the Indigenous Advisory Council.
Stories | 3 Jul 2014

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.

Zac Patterson and his bus are getting kids to school in Lajamanu.
Stories | 19 Jun 2014

Out in remote Northern Territory, Zac Patterson is literally driving higher school attendance.

Natasha Puautjimi and Edwina Portaminni
Stories | 23 May 2014

The recent introduction of Year 13 at a Tiwi Islands school is already helping locals into real jobs.