First Nations Culture
Our school acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this country; we pay our respect to the caretakers of the land, wind and waterways. We pay respect to the Nunukul, Gorenpul and Nughi, people of the Quandamooka Nation on which our school resides, and we pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future for they are the keepers of memories, traditions and lore of First Nations People of Australia.
Our Vision for First Nations Education
At Hilliard State School, we promote the development of respectful relationships between, First Nations and Non-First Nations students, staff, parents/carers and the wider community. Our overall goal for First Nations education within our school is to improve the experiences of First Nations students, to raise cultural awareness amongst students and staff and to develop policies and curriculum that is cross culturally inclusive, innovative and integrated.
Our school offers a range of programs to support and extend the engagement and achievement of First Nations students:
- Deadly Choices Program
- Yearly Health Checks with Yulu-Burri-Ba
- Yarning Circle
- Leadership Positions for our Year 6 Jarjums
Support staff for First Nations Students
Craig Horsfall - First Nations Support Teacher Aide