What is the Connected Communities strategy?
A new approach is needed if we are to realistically address the educational and social aspirations expected by Aboriginal children and young people living in a number of complex and diverse communities throughout NSW.
In October 2011 the Department of Education and Communities commenced a consultation process with communities and stakeholder groups to develop a strategy to improve outcomes for children and young people in these schools and communities. The Connected Communities strategy is a result of this work.
Overview - Connected Communities strategy
The strategy positions schools as community hubs, reaching out to community service providers and organisations. It broadens the influence of the community and school leadership, to gain leverage in the delivery of key services through supporting children and young people from birth through school into further training, study and employment.
The strategy has been informed by advice from the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG), and a broad consultation process with key stakeholders, underpinned by progressive educational research that highlights the value of place based approaches to education.
The following schools and communities are part of the Connected Communities strategy:
- Boggabilla Central School
- Toomelah Public School
- Wilcannia Central School
- Walgett Community School
- Bourke Public School
- Bourke High School
- Moree East Public School
- Moree Secondary College
- Coonamble High School
- Coonamble Public School
- Taree Public School
- Taree High School
- Brewarrina Central School
- Menindee Central School
- Hillvue Public School
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