The NSW Department of Education and Communities is committed to improving the educational outcomes and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students so that they excel and achieve in every aspect of their education.
It is the goal of the Department that, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will match or better the outcomes of the broader student population.
The Department is committed to increasing knowledge and understanding of the histories, cultures and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of Australia.
The Department will provide Aboriginal cultural education for all staff and education about Aboriginal Australia for all students, as it is everybody's business.
The strength, diversity, ownership and richness of Aboriginal cultures and Custodianship of Country are respected, valued and promoted.
The Department is committed to collaborative decision making with Aboriginal Peoples, parents, caregivers, families and their communities.
The Department recognises the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated (NSW AECG Inc.) as the peak Community advisory body to the Department on Aboriginal education and training at all levels and in all stages of planning and decision making.
These commitments affirm the inherent right of Aboriginal students to fair, equitable, culturally inclusive and significant educational opportunities so that all students obtain a high quality education as a platform for enriching their life chances and achieving their full potential.
Aboriginal education is core business for all staff.
For further information on the Department's commitment to Aboriginal Education please see the Aboriginal Education and Training Policy