Aboriginal Education

In this section:

  • Maali Centre
  • Follow the Dream
  • Learning assistance

Aboriginal students at Governor Stirling Senior High School are cared for by the Aboriginal Education Team.

The team provides a range of programs and services to ensure our Aboriginal students achieve their potential in a supportive learning environment tailored to meet their individual needs.

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Maali Centre

The Maali Centre is our purpose built Aboriginal Education centre and provides Aboriginal students with an inviting and culturally suitable environment.

The centre provides comfortable state-of-the-art learning areas, seminar rooms and a parent’s room. Parents and community members are encouraged to visit the Maali Centre.

Follow the Dream / Partnerships for Success

Follow The Dream / Partnerships for Success supports the educational aspirations of selected Aboriginal students from Year 8 to 12. The programs focus on completing school, gaining a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

  • Follow the Dream works in conjunction with the school and students attend regular classes and receive additional assistance after-school.
  • The program includes Learning Centre (after school), tutor help, career development, excursions & camps, and family involvement.
  • Year 12 graduates graduate with a pathway to further education or training, a traineeship or employment.
  • Follow the Dream has enabled 100 per cent of Year 12 Aboriginal students to graduate during the past 9 years.

Learning assistance

Individual tutoring is available to students as needed through the Aboriginal Tuition Assistance Scheme (ATAS).

For further information about the above programs or services please contact the Aboriginal Education Coordinator on: TBA