The Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) is an initiative to work closely with selected schools with a high number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with low attendance. Through close collaboration, we empower the schools, students and parents to resolve the issues that lead to student absenteeism.
Currently, we work with Belmay and Bentley Primary Schools in the south-east corridor and offer continual support to Rivervale Primary School on an informal basis. The IAS project has facilitated a major increase in the attendance at these schools, as well as the engagement of parents with all school activities.
What are the benefits of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy?
Our program benefits schools by encouraging open and respected dialogue which leads to creative and effective problem solving, to improve the educational experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and empower them to proactively solve problems and resolve conflict on their own.
Who is the Indigenous Advancement Strategy for?
The Indigenous Advancement Strategy actively targets selected schools, therefore we do not take applications.
The Indigenous Advancement Strategy is funded through the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.