Centralian students visit Jumbunna
Thirty senior students from Tennant Creek High School leave for the University of Technology Sydney this weekend.
The students will visit the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, an organisation supporting the academic, social, cultural and emotional welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the UTS.
During the three-day stopover the students and four teachers will participate in the Galuwa experience — in the Gadigal language, Galuwa means ‘to climb’ — reflecting the institute’s ambition for Indigenous students.
Through a range of workshops, including IT, robotics, business, architecture and building, the students will gain insights into prospective degree courses and careers.
The institute offers entrance tests within the context of a student’s degree choice.
The students qualified for the trip by regular attendance, appropriate behaviour, and by trying their best at school.
The event is an inaugural excursion by Tennant Creek High School, and the first-time the Galuwa program is being undertaken with the Northern Territory.