Welcome to the 19th edition of the Indigenous Education Strategy newsletter highlighting recent news from Arnhem Land including the Garma Festival where local and interstate students from Yirrkala, Nhulunbuy, Elcho Island, Ntaria, Queensland and Western Australia came together to share their knowledge and experiences with fellow students.
During what is always a spectacular celebration of Yolngu culture, I had the privilege of engaging with students, families, community members and our partners who generously shared their views and ideas for the future of remote education in the Northern Territory.
I also enjoyed hearing the many speakers including our own Senior Teacher Cameron Adams who, together with Yothu Yindi Foundation’s Peter Solly, introduced the new Foundational Learning program for students aged 14-17 living in Arnhem Land.
Finally, thank you to everyone who took the time to visit the NT Department of Education stall over the busy four day event and to those who helped make the youth forums so engaging, including our dedicated staff and students.
Tony Considine, General Manager Engagement & Partnerships