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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture

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Indigenous Education

Wilsonton State School Indigenous Education logoWelcome to Garju Place—a place within the school where Indigenous children are supported throughout their primary school years. It’s a place where students are connected to their cultural heritage through meaningful activities, such as dance, music and storytelling, which encourages them to explore what it means to be Indigenous.

Garju Place is an active hub for students and their families to come together in a comfortable and welcoming environment and connect with the rest of the school in a purposeful way. 

Working to unite all people, Garju Place creates links across communities and promotes cultural awareness throughout the entire school.

Meet the face of Indigenous Education at our school

Susan Boase Indigenous Education workerMy name is Susan Boase and I am the Indigenous Education worker at Wilsonton State School. I am not Indigenous myself, but am married to a Wakka Wakka Gorringe man and so this culture is very significant to my family.

I was born in Toowoomba, and I’ve been involved in Indigenous education for over fifteen years, both in and around the Toowoomba area. I’m passionate about working with Indigenous children—assisting them to become socially confident and helping them to feel proud of who they are and where they come from.

It’s important to me that these children have a place where they can feel supported, and a person who makes sure they’ve got the best chance to succeed, both within and outside of school.

Willo Brolgas Dance Group performing

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Last reviewed 15 August 2019
Last updated 15 August 2019