The Dandiiri Schools and Community Library helps develop informed and confident educators who are able to engage with the story of Indigenous Australia professionally and personally.
All Queensland state school educators can access quality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources such as non-fiction and fiction texts, picture books, puzzles, toys, traditional games, artefacts, and professional reading materials from the Dandiiri Schools and Community Library. Library staff can assist educators to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, as outlined in the Australian Curriculum cross-curriculum priority, in authentic and meaningful ways.
Dandiiri Library or contact library staff on (07) 3714 8500 (Monday-Thursday) for more information.
Transition Support Service
The Transition Support Service (TSS) assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote communities in Cape York and Palm Island, who have to leave home in order to complete secondary schooling, to transition into secondary boarding schools and residential facilities throughout Queensland.
TSS specifically helps students to gain and take up placement at boarding school and to complete the secondary phase of schooling, providing 3 distinct services:
- primary into secondary school transition support
- secondary school transition support
- re-engagement support for students who are excluded from boarding school.
In addition to working in remote communities and schools, TSS also supports students and families in transit by being a presence at airports at the beginning of each term and assisting when students return to community for compassionate reasons.