Aboriginal Ambassadors Program

PROGRAMS

Belmont City College’s Aboriginal Ambassadors Program is an elective program for Aboriginal students who have been identified as possessing a positive attitude as well as a willingness to participate and further develop their leadership potential.

The group aims to have a positive impact on the culture of the school and our community. By taking responsibility for their own personal actions, students will demonstrate and encourage positive attendance, behaviour and respectful behaviours throughout the College.

Students in the program will be involved in a range of activities that aim to develop and celebrate Aboriginal culture in the school and wider community. Students actively participate in the preparation and activities for NAIDOC; the ECU Old Ways/New Ways cultural program and Noongar language classes.

Each year, students in the Ambassadors program engage in a learning journey that culminates with the opportunity to lead – this might include assisting teachers from the College and our feeder primary schools by providing strong role models and promoting rich educational experiences for younger students. In 2019-2020, students in Year 10 Ambassadors will be given the opportunity to complete a Certificate I in Leadership.

While the learning journey process is the same for all years, the theme changes for Years 7 to 10.  The learning journey and themes year by year are described below:

 

The Learning Journey Themes (by year)

Year 7 – Exploring self and making connections

Year 8 – Concepts of identity and defining our community

Year 9 – Linking Culture and Community

Year 10 – Connecting Communities and focus for the future

 

To help support their learning in Ambassadors and across the school, students will also be part of the nationwide Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) Program. AIME provides a dynamic educational program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to finish school at the same rate as their peers. AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous kids finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.

For more information, please contact:

Aboriginal Ambassadors Program Coordinator:

Kristy Gamble

Phone: 9479 2200

Email: Kristy.Gamble@education.wa.edu.au