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Community Education Counsellor

 

​Hi everyone,

I'm Peter Cruz your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Schools Community Education Councillor (C.E.C).

My mob is Merroo tribe of Mowgee Clan from Wiradjuri Nation (Three Rivers), New South Wales.

You can find me in T block.

My role is:

  • Provide educational counselling and support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander secondary students within the school
  • Participate in the development of activities, in and out of school, likely to enhance the involvement in education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families
  • Develop and undertake support service programs designed to meet the needs of the school/s that will encourage the educational participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander secondary students
  • Establish and maintain links with "out of school" sources of information and support services to assist in the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students
  • Provide information to the school community about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander social and cultural perspectives
  • Utilise, in an accountable manner, state and commonwealth funded school based programs that focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander secondary students and communities

 

With the above in mind please do not hesitate in coming to see me if you or your parent/carers has any problems or matters you or they wish to talk to me about, either educational or personal. This can be either done here at school or I will arrange a home visit for you.

Can all parents/carers please make sure that you have ticked the box on the enrolment form or informed the school if your child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, as this helps us identify students that may need extra help with numeracy and/or literacy and special events through out the year.

Thank you,

Peter