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Indigenous Support and Programs

​Urangan Point State School employs a member of the local Butchulla community, Jodie Burns, as our Indigenous Support Aide. Apart from running the Indigenous Play Group on a Friday morning, some of Jodie's other roles in the school are:

SUPPORTING FAMILIES

Creating positive relationships with all school families, in particular Indigenous families

Supporting families with “school readiness”

Assisting with strategies to improve attendance and promptness

Promoting health and hygiene practices

Providing links to external agencies

Helping indigenous families budget for excursions, sporting events and other school activities

SUPPORTING STUDENTS

Creating positive relationships with students, in particular Indigenous students

Supporting students to ensure they have equipment for school

Providing strategies and opportunities for social interaction

Promoting positive health and hygiene practices

SUPPORTING TEACHERS

Working in classrooms to support all students, in particular Indigenous students

Suggesting strategies to enhance learning, communication and social skills for targeted students

SUPPORTING SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

Liaising with Student Welfare Officer, Chaplain and Social Skills Program Co-ordinator

Communicating with the Administration Team

Linking school support staff with students and families

Promoting Indigenous Culture within the school and wider community.