Aboriginal Programs

AIME

The AIME program is continuing at Bomaderry High School in 2018.  The program will commence in Term 2. Tutor squads will be formed for students in all year groups.  Students will also access the Shoalhaven Campus of the University of Wollongong across a number of dates commencing in June

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Aboriginal Medical Service

The school is delighted to welcome during Term 2, a team from the Aboriginal Medical Service who will present to the students information sessions based on health and wellbeing.

Ellavation

Ellavation is a mentoring program specifically for Year 11 and Year 12 students. The program was developed by the Ella siblings to provide pathways for Aboriginal students to meet their goals. The school is incredibly proud to have been chosen by Ellavation in 2017 and this relationship continues in 2018. Mentors from Ellavation will attend school and discuss career pathways with senior students.

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Koori Dance Group

The Koori Dance Group provides a cultural connection to local traditions and perform in a variety of locations throughout the city.  They provide opportunities for primary school children to connect to their local high school with combined workshops between the schools. Students who engage with Koori Dance are also invited to other workshops, including Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Sista Speak

Sista Speak is an Aboriginal girl’s wellbeing program designed to be run in partnership with the local community. The young women participate in a variety of activities aimed at; improving self-esteem, understanding career options, finance and ability to make positive choices.

We have had local Aboriginal women come and talk to the girls about many different topics; Women’s business, culture, health etc. The girls enjoy coming to Sista Speak and are proud to be associated with the group. It enables Aboriginal girls from different years to connect and form a support group within the school and it enables them to build a rapport with various female teachers in the school. Sista speak has been running for four years at BHS.

Bro Speak

Bro Speak  is a wellbeing program for the Aboriginal boys in the school. It is designed to help the boys embrace their Aboriginal identity and be smart in their approach achieving their life goals.

The young men will participate in a variety of activities aimed at; improving self-esteem, understanding career options, finance and ability to make positive choices.