Education empowers people and changes lives. It also leads to better health, promotes equity and boosts economic growth. Boonah SHS's Indigenous Support Plan is grounded in the Queensland Government's call for action to 'Engage, educate, empower, excel'. This call to action, presents a vision for Indigenous students in our school and includes:
- Ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students are engaged with learning
- Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and student achieving their full potential and achieving academic success
- Recognising and building on the unique strengths Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students bring to their learning experience
- Embracing and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identities, languages, histories and traditions in learning environments so they are positive places of belonging and empowerment
- Supporting high expectations of, and aspirations for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students
- Raising the bar in teaching, learning and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their families and communities
- Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students to shape their own futures
- Building the cultural capability of our people and systems to deliver relevant and responsive services.
At Boonah SHS, Mr Dwayne Grant leads the support of indigenous students at Boonah SHS. Mr Grant organises a variety of cultural and academic opportunities and works as a member of the school team to lead and coordinate this support.