Aboriginal Education Workers or AEWs fulfil this role through their knowledge, understanding and the sharing of local Aboriginal history, language and culture. Supporting the school to provide a culturally safe environment for our Aboriginal students, their families, and community. Assisting St Brigid’s staff in relation to cultural protocols, significant cultural days and celebrations, and delivery of Aboriginal perspectives in the classroom.
The purpose of the AEW is to act as a link between Aboriginal students and their families, the school, and local Community. The AEW for St Brigid’s, works in partnership with all staff, including the Wellbeing Team and Learning Support Team to enhance the academic outcomes for students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. They also have strong partnerships with outside agencies that offer support and opportunities to students at school and in their career pathways after school.