St Clare’s offers a wide variety of opportunities for students who identify as Indigenous. With a whole-school approach, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge is embedded throughout the curriculum across all subjects.
St Clare’s has a gifted program for all students with culturally appropriate means of identification. Along with the SRC, there are a range of leadership opportunities for Indigenous students including giving Acknowledgement of Country at assemblies, volunteering as a group leader on cultural days, and organising and participating in NAIDOC Day celebrations.
From Year 9, our Indigenous students are encouraged to attend information sessions at the school presented by several universities from across NSW including the University of Newcastle, Macquarie University, the University of Western Sydney, UTS and the University of Sydney. These information sessions inform students about possible study options, scholarships, accommodation, and support offered to Indigenous students who would like to complete studies at university.
Students requiring additional academic support are able to access small group lessons, where specific student literacy and numeracy goals are targeted. Students are also able to access additional support in class for targeted literacy and numeracy goals as identified in the individual Personalised Learning Plan (PLP).
St Clare’s High School offers students a connection to country and cultural immersion through the Indigenous community organisations, community leaders, and off-site excursions to learn about traditional culture and care for country.
St Clare’s is committed to Closing the Gap and creating high expectations for our Indigenous students by working through programs to identify goals and strategies that ensure the best educational outcomes.