What our school is doing
At Flinders View Primary School we have a
list of thing we do to try to stop racism around us.
The school does things like...
ASSPA means Aboriginal Student Support Parent Association.
ASSPA is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) that go to
our school. On certain nights parents meet with each other and
discuss issues like what to buy to help the ATSI
students in the school. With their budget, they might get
extra computers for the ATSI room, books for the library on
indigenous culture, art supplies and videos.
They might also spend some money helping ATSI students go on
camps and excursions or pay for indigenous artists and dancers
to come to the school and work with all the students.
Our school is also thinking about making a homework centre.
AEW stands for Aboriginal Educational Worker.
To be an AEW you must be a qualified Aboriginal Worker.
An AEW provides a specific service to Aboriginal students in the key
areas of literacy and numeracy. They provide an Aboriginal way
to teaching and learning across the curriculum. They undertake home-school
liaison to encourage the involvement of Aboriginal parents in decision making
and understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal cultures, history and
issues facing Aboriginal communities.
Last term our AET and AEWs trialled a breakfast program to see if it would
help some kids come to school on time. It worked so they hope to start it next term
with the help of sponsors donating food.
It will be for all kids not just Aboriginals.
AET stands for Aboriginal Education Teacher.
To be an AET you do
not have to be an Aboriginal. But you must be a qualified teacher.
An AET helps Aboriginal students throughout the school with educational programs.
What is your job as a school counsellor?
To work with students, parents and teachers. To help people to get along, solve conflicts and
to make Flinders View Primary School a safe place to be.
How does a School Counsellor help stop racism in our school?
To educate students and our school community and working with everyone regarding issues, concerns
and ideas, and be consistent that racism is not tolerated at Flinders View Primary School.
What can the students do to help stop racism in our school and community?
Accept peoples differences, beliefs, cultures and try to get along with others. Respect one another!
Student leaders are students who have the job of helping the
teachers in the yard during recess and lunch. They also wear
red hats so they are easily seen.
They were once called
Peer Mediators. If there is a student leader around and someone
is getting teased or is hurt and there isn't a teacher out they
take the person to a teacher and the teacher will either take
them to the sick room if they are hurt or take him/her to the
student councellor if they have been naughty.
During the year 2003 some people came to Flinders View Primary
School to do some Aboriginal cultural dancing. They did story telling,
they let some students have a turn on the digeridoo, asked teachers
and students to come on stage to dance and they also told us a bit about
Last year our school entered in the Croc Fest. Our dance (see picture)
was to "THE POWER - Vanessa Amorosi". Our AET and AEWs helped us with sets
and costumes. The kids that were involved in the Croc Fest said that it was a
great experience. All the kids learnt a lot about culture.
This year we are going to enter again.
NAIDOC stands for National and Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee.
For NAIDOC Week the school celebrates by cooking damper,
painting Aboriginal pictures, listening to stories and songs
told by elderly people from the community and many class
activities run by the teachers.