Bundaberg State High School - Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Bundaberg State High School has also implemented programs and strategies that enhance and expand the school's existing programs for Indigenous students. Some of the strategies outlined in the School Strategic Plan include:
the continuing maintenance of close working relationships with local Indigenous families, elders and the wider Indigenous community
increased hours of employment for part-time Indigenous staff (0.7 FTE increase for the Community Education Officer, 65 hours/fortnight increase for two teacher aides)
development of an individual Indigenous Education Plan for all Indigenous students
leadership and student mentor programs
provision of cultural and sporting extra-curricula activities including an Indigenous girls rugby league team coached by the School Based Police Officer
targeted professional development for Indigenous staff, including supporting the completion of Diploma qualification
the hosting of a range of community Indigenous events such as Parent and Community Engagement Program (PaCE).
a one percentage point increase in Indigenous student enrolments from 2009 to 2010
improved participation by students deemed 'at risk' of exiting school without having achieved a Year 12 or VET qualification
four Indigenous students successful in obtaining school based apprenticeships and/or traineeships with government departments and banks.
a steady increase in Indigenous student attendance from 79.8% in 2008 to 83.0% in 2010.