SETAC continues to deliver the Education Support Services programme for the Children and Schooling Programme which is funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The programme has achieved many results for our children across the various schools in the Huon and Channel Area. The objectives of the programme have been to support families and assist students to remain in school, improve literacy and numeracy skills, and to support successful youth transitions for further education and employment.
Aboriginal students within the Huon and Channel area have been provided many opportunities through a joint SETAC – Weetapoona Aboriginal Corporation Pathways Programme. This program has provided many students with ongoing tutoring support, mentoring, and skills necessary to transition to school based apprenticeships, traineeships, and employment.
Students have participated in many cultural activities including camps, workshops with our elders and visited the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston. This has provided students with the opportunity to learn about their culture and the culture of other Aboriginal communities across Tasmania. SETAC are planning on a cultural exchange workshop with the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation later this month. This will be the first opportunity many students have had to visit another Aboriginal community in Tasmania. Students have been able to participate in other activities including mutton birding, basket making, shell painting and stringing. Most of the activities have been undertaken on Country which is proving to be a strong way of teaching our kids their culture.
For more information please call SETAC Head Office on 6295 0004.
7393 Channel Hwy, Cygnet TAS 7112
(03) 6295 1125 (03) 6295 0752