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Inspiring children in Bourke about the importance of education

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Two Indigenous women in black and white clothing stand in front of trees.
From left, remote attendance officers Courtney Kelly and Amanda Leonard
7 Sep 2018

Amanda Leonard and Courtney Kelly from Bourke in Western NSW are passionate about supporting their community to create stronger and brighter futures for their children.  

Wiradjuri and Koonya women, Courtney and Amanda are RSAS workers, working with local schools to help parents and families make sure their kids have what they need to go to school every day.

“What's made a really positive impact is that they can see either myself and Courtney identify as Aboriginal people. It's better to build relationships with community because we identify, and they can see the passion we have to improve school attendance,” Amanda said.

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Getting children to school every day is the Australian Government’s number one priority for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

The Remote School Attendance Strategy is about working together – with schools, families, parents, and community organisations – to ensure all children go to school every day.

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