A COMMUNITY & FAMILY MEETING PLACE 

We respect collective custodianship by traditional owners and keepers of Country and cultural knowledge.


All key decision-making processes will be made with the Council of Elders.


As a self-governed school we will be financially supported by the community so all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can attend.


To be self sustaining we require active family engagement and support from every community member.


A COMMITTMENT TO CULTURE AND LEARNING

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We embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spirituality, philosophy, culture, beliefs and knowledge throughout our day.

 

We address the principles, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework.

We respect the individual needs of each child and prepare Individual Learning Plans.

 

We will ensure our young people become intrinsically motivated lifelong learners.

Our children will experience success, respect and well being.

We will maintain a strong sense of social justice.

We will encourage active contribution to community and society.

We will empower the childrens voice, build a sense of ownership, belonging and identity.

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MEET THE TEAM - ELDERS & COUNCIL MEMBERS

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BRONWYN PENRITH

Redfern Elder,

Founding member 

CommunityXchange

and an Elders Council Member

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UNCLE WES MARNE

Mt Druitt Elder, Bigamul man,

and an Elders Council Member

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FRAN MCCARTHY

Educator and CommunityXchange Founder

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UNCLE GREG SIMMS

He has ties to the Gundungurra

and Gadigal people of the

Darug Nation and

is an Elders Council Member

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KAREN ISAACS

Aboriginal Teacher and Cultural Leader, CommunityXchange Founder

EXTENDED TEAM & MANAGEMENT

We are a close working team of Elders, Aboriginal and Specialist educators, and administrators working together to build a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Meeting Place, Pre-School and School in Mt. Druitt, Western Sydney.

This Meeting Place is self governed with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Western Sydney and will provide a community gathering place for ongoing family support.