St Anthony’s College offers relevant, dynamic and engaging curriculum for Prep to Year 12
Indigenous Education at St Anthony's is underpinned by ACARA's Cross Curriculum Priorities and TCEO's Indigenous Education Position Statement that promotes the need to continue to educate all staff and students:
- through a curriculum that is culturally inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
- acknowledges our traditional owners, the Wulgurukaba and Bindal peoples in which our school resides
- commemorate significant Indigenous events
The College has a range of formal committees and programs which are designed to monitor students’ progress, celebrate culturally significant events and make strategic decisions around the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues in the College community.
The Indigenous Education Team includes Mr Barry Horner (College Principal), Ms Katelyn Wallace (Indigenous Education Leader), Mrs Lisa Fitzsimmons (Assistance Principal – Administration), Mr Nick Antoniazzi (Deputy Principal – Student Services), Mrs Angela Castellana, Mrs Shannon Gertz and Ms Leonie McCosker (Indigenous Support Officers).
Students are supported with their academic studies with the assistance of the Indigenous Education Officers, who assist students with literacy and numeracy in the classroom. The Padua campus is supported by Mrs Shannon Gertz and Ms Leonie McCosker while the Assisi campus is supported by Mrs Castellana.
Visit our Indigenous News for current happenings at our College.
The Indigenous Education Committee
The Indigenous Education Committee’s aim is to make strategic decisions around the promotion of Indigenous issues in the College community. The committee ensures that designed goals remain aligned with the vision for Indigenous Education as outlined in the Townsville Catholic Education Office (TCEO) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategic Plan. This committee consists of the Indigenous Education Team members, parents and carers, senior students and TCEO staff. Within these meeting the College this year has formulated a ‘Reconciliation Action Plan’ and ‘Schools and Families Partnership Agreement’ which aligns with goal set for 2015.
Celebrating Significant Events
The College has celebrated a range of events throughout the year, such as; Sorry Day, Mabo Day, Harmony Day, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week. Activities included 32 weaving, spearing, dancing, bush tucker planting and eating, painting and decorating message sticks. Students also participated in homeroom quizzes, College assemblies, library displays and guest speaker presentations.
Scholarships and Career Opportunities
The Career Development Officer and Indigenous Education Leader work closely to provide scholarship, training and career opportunities for our Indigenous students. Please contact Mrs Robyn Dembowski or Ms Katelyn Wallace for more information.