MOUNT BROWN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Connecting to, engaging in and committing to school is at the core of Mount Brown Primary School’s drive to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all Aboriginal students and their families. The school’s dynamic new Aboriginal Education team has forged great enthusiasm and made significant inroads to better connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island families to all aspects of school life. School learning support officers [SLSOs] aid both students and teachers by working on student personal development pathways.
The team has also introduced innovative new ‘YARNING’ sessions to promote more in-school contact for Aboriginal parents and children. An Indigenous SLSO also engages with students during playtimes, boosting students’ social capabilities.