ATSI Education Update

Training and Work providers

We have been supported by various training and work providers to engage students in Workready programs run at WSS, and meet with various businesses, and traineeship / apprenticeship brokers. As a result we have 2 students successfully on track to start the traineeship’s.

Tutoring These last few weeks, we have been really intensely working on numeracy and literacy skills with all of junior students, including intensive programs that focus on using everyday life skills, games, and students interests to boost crucial skills. We can already see the benefits of this as we are receiving reports from teachers that students grades are improving. Congratulations to our tutors, staff, and particularly our students for all your hard work!

Visit from Ricardo DaSilva

O the 22 August we were lucky enough to be visited by Ricardo DaSilva ex Adelaide United soccer player and current captain for Adelaide West. Ricardo ran a number of sessions with both our peer support and ATSI students. Our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience as Ricardo taught them about basic soccer skills but also teamwork and leadership in a sport setting. Also, the peer support students will be able to take some of the skills they have learned, and activities they were shown, and apply them to the fantastic year 8 peer support program they are running.

Young women’s leadership conference

Two of the aboriginal students, Cara Rankine & Mel Hirschausen were awarded a place to take part in the 2014 National Young Women’s Leadership Conference held on Friday 22/8. There were international guest speakers, group work, mentoring and so much more, which will continue to assist these young women to become outstanding young leaders of both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people in our community

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