Good news stories
Back to school on Palm Island
Bwgcolman Community School and St Michael’s Catholic School welcomed children, parents and families at a ‘Back to School March’ and Breakfast on 22 January 2018.
The inaugural event was supported by the wider community including.
Punmu Community WA
The Aboriginal community of Punmu, in Western Australia, has converted metal drums into train carriages to make getting to school more fun for the local children. “We want the kids to have a brighter future”.
Watch the video to see the barrel train in action
Santa Teresa Team – RSAS Programme
In Term 4, the RSAS team was made aware of students walking the streets at night during school days. At the governance meeting, concerns were shared by the Principal with the RSAS Coordinator about negative patterns emerging.
Nigel joins Gunbalanya’s first day back at School for 2018
NESA was excited to share this story about back to school activities in Gunbalanya from the Minister’s website and Facebook page.
East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards – RSAS worker Nominated
We are so pleased and proud to report one of our RSAS team members ‘Tahnita Birch’ (Remote School Attendance Supervisor) from Halls Creek was nominated…
“Sleep in your car”
Geraldton event on Friday 11th August! On any given night nearly 18,000 children under 12 years of age are homeless in Australia, along with many older children and adults….
Katherine Leadership Workshop
One of the communities had a teenage girl who was “naughty”. She didn’t go to school and caused trouble around town. RSAS workers had developed a survey to understand further what the kids wanted.
Toowoomba Leadership Workshop
The Woorabinda Community with the support of PM&C, Nigel Scullion and the RSAS team, have worked on building a strong connection with the police, which has resulted in the ABC sharing the story.
Nhulunbuy Leadership Workshop
The leadership team had discussions on how to keep children at school during recess and lunch breaks. One of the teams trialled a music group making use of guitars and any other available musical…