Findon has a small community of Aboriginal students and a team who provide culturally sensitive and expert support.
Working towards ‘Closing The Gap’ (COAG) and enacting the Reconciliation Action Plan (DECD)
Findon recognises the plans put forth by Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008, which was to:
Findon High School staff are dedicated to closing the gap our Aboriginal students have inherited by actively monitoring the critical data of our students. We use this, with the hours allocated by the DECD for an ACEO, to gain a critical insight into the students’ needs and formulate learning plans and support methods that enable them to engage meaningfully in their education at Findon High School.
Findon also recognises the Department for Education and Child Developments Vision for Reconciliation, which includes:
Findon High School embeds Aboriginal perspectives throughout every curriculum area, in recognition of the importance of the Aboriginal histories and in alignment with the Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priority.
Building student capacity through engagement with the broader community
Students identifying as Aboriginal have numerous opportunities to engage with the Aboriginal community that spans the city, the state and the nation. Students have unique opportunities to attend events, such as:
Findon High School has a rich history of celebrating multiculturalism, including the history and traditions of Aboriginal Australia. We hope to continue this by celebrating the Aboriginal connection to country, their history and their language by celebrating: