Aboriginal education at Evans High School
Evans High School would like to acknowledge the Dharug people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to the past, present and emerging Elders of the Dharug Nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people in our school community
Evans High School is committed to creating personal learning plans for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Personal learning plans allow our Aboriginal students the opportunity to be mentored by an Aboriginal Education Staff Member and set social, cultural and academic goals. A personal learning plan is created in consultation with parents, the student and their teachers. Plans are reviewed to assess the student’s progress and adjustments are made as required.
ATSI students also participate in a Norta-Norta tutoring program where they can access one-on-one tutoring or small group (up to two) sessions with a tutor who assists them to create a study timetable, complete assessments and homework, preparation for examinations and clarification of classwork on a weekly basis.
At Evans High School we take pride in our NAIDOC day celebrations, reconciliation awareness and other dates of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Students are provided with opportunities to demonstrate their many talents in a range of performances and participate in a range of cultural activities to honour and respect our cultural heritage.
Evans High School has many partnerships with cultural organisations from the community, who offer many opportunities to our students to prepare them for life after school, build leadership skills for their community and a sense of connectedness. Aboriginal Education Staff work with students and these organisations and assist with applications for various grants and programs to ensure that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are supported and given many opportunities to succeed in the school and post school lives.