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It has been a busy start to 2018 as the second stage of the Indigenous Education Strategy gets underway.
In this edition, we wrap up the first three years of implementation and reflect on what has been achieved to date, including the 25 initiatives that we have researched, designed, built and delivered since 2015.
We also look ahead to the second stage of the strategy’s implementation (2018-2020), which has 18 key actions and projects including the continuation of 15 projects from stage one along with three new projects that were identified through the consultation process that took place in 2017.
One of the highlights so far this year has been the establishment of a new unit to implement the community engagement and community led schools initiative, which will set the tone for the way we work with our remote schools and communities moving forward.
Our commitment to more meaningful community engagement follows on from the important work undertaken by the Community Engagement Charter team over the last three years and aligns directly to the department’s new 2018-2022 Strategy, which aims to ensure each and every one of the Territory’s children engage and grow to achieve.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the collective efforts of our remote schools, students, families and communities and I look forward to sharing more inspiring stories with you throughout the year.