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Indigenous Co-ordinator


Staffroom – Year Coordinators Area D Block


The planning and coordinating roles of the School Coordinator are crucial to the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Students.  The Key focus area is ‘Closing the Gap’ which includes: Attendance, Retention, Performance and Community Engagement.

The roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Work as a team with CEC and other Indigenous Education Workers to support students and parents


  • Track student attendance through ID Attend
  • Develop Individual Action Plans (IAP) for any indigenous student whose absences are a concern

Performance (Academic)

  • Track academic results (learning outcomes)
  • Undertake regular data analysis to develop individual education/aspirational plans with all ATSI students. This is constructed at the beginning of Year 8. Each student profile is reviewed at least annually under the foci of: education, social, cultural and career.
  • Ensure subject selections are guided and overseen by Indigenous Support Staff in close consultation with parents.
  • Enhance the availability of offsite learning and alternate programs.
  • Tailor programs of instruction to be delivered with the support of industry. 


  • Monitor the embedding of Indigenous perspectives in curriculum
  • Raise expectations of teachers, parents and students regarding the achievements of ATSI students
  • Plan and implement activities that will improve student learning outcomes
  • In consultation with the Deputy Principal, formulate and implement yearly school and regional action plans with students and parents (EATSIPS)
  • Develop partnerships between school, industry and local indigenous support facilities to maximise their involvement with students (FOGS - Artie Program,  Career Expo, Titans 4 Tomorrow – T4T, ATAP, QUT Experience, PREQIP, School Based Apprenticeships)
  • Liaise with staff to improve outcomes for Indigenous students at GSHS
  • Create a non-threatening environment for students and parents so as to maximise participation at school by promoting an awareness of and catering for cultural differences.

Community Engagement

  • Regularly invite Indigenous guest speakers to school to model a positive attitude to and extol the benefits of education
  • Strongly encourage and facilitate involvement in cultural celebrations 
  • Assist CEC to organise school responses to events such as NAIDOC week.
  • Assist with workshops and organising activities (Variation to School Routine) for students eg Nhulundu Health Services – Deadly Choices.
  • Be the primary link to the school for parents of Indigenous students at Gladstone SHS
  • Regularly engage with parents and the community.