The department has refreshed the
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student succeeding strategy. The strategy sets the direction on how we will improve outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in state schools through 3 priorities.
Connection to culture
Culture and community play an important role in shaping young people’s lives. Through localised curriculum development and partnerships with local communities, we will continue to acknowledge and respect the histories, values, languages and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and place them at the centre of our work.
The foundations of a successful learning journey are built through support, encouragement, parent and community partnerships, and quality teaching. By lifting expectations of curriculum delivery and student achievement, we will engage students in opportunities that see them thrive at school and excel academically in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Confident and empowered students reach their full potential and contribute to a more prosperous Queensland through further education pathways and learning opportunities aligned to their aspirations. By building resilience, nurturing creativity and instilling a culture of lifelong learning, we will inspire students to successfully navigate the future of work and achieve their aspirations.
In line with the department’s
Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education action plan (PDF, 6.9MB) and
State Schools Strategy, these priorities recognise the importance of acknowledging and promoting culture, and supporting students to achieve through to Year 12. They also set 4 key targets for improvement by December 2022:
- proportion of educators who strongly agree they are confident in embedding cultural perspectives in learning
- proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieving C or above in English
- numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students receiving multiple school disciplinary absences
- rate of student retention from Years 10 to 12.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education 2020 progress report
The department's commitment to improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is also reflected in the
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Succeeding progress report (PDF, 2.1MB).
The progress report was developed to share the strategies used to contribute to these improvements, as well as serving as a consultation tool to determine the
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student succeeding strategy.
Some of the highlights in the report card include a significant decrease of Indigenous students receiving multiple school disciplinary absences, increase in educators strongly agreeing they are confident embedding cultural perspective in learning and delivered engagement programs to over 4,500 students across 59 schools to provide mentoring and extracurricular activities to improve attendance and completion of Year 12.