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Author: Aaron Hughes

Aboriginal Sites

We’re pretty excited to launch a new resource kit ‘Aboriginal Sites’!

The kit contains the Aboriginal Sites DVD as well as 6 laminated activity cards and guiding cards.

For further information, contact the Secretariat on: (02) 9550 5666.

Professional Learning Workshops – Semester one 2015

The NSW AECG Inc. are holding Professional Workshops over the next few months, please see registration forms below for more info. If you have further questions, please contact our Curriculum Officer Dave Lardner on (02) 9550 5666 or dave.lardner@aecg.nsw.edu.au.

Effective English as an Aboriginal Language/Dialect
Personalised Learning Plans for Aboriginal Students
Living Things: An Aboriginal Perspective for Stage 2 Science
Water for Stage 4 Geography Syllabus
First Contact: Stage 2 History Syllabus

2015 Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships

The Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) Inc. as Administrators of the Margaret Ida Howie Awards established “for the education of NSW Indigenous women” would like to let you know that the Awards for 2015 are now open.

This Award is targeted to assist Aboriginal women undertaking a course of study at University or TAFE in NSW.

Up to four (4) scholarships valued at $5,000.00 can be awarded to students accepted for enrollment in a full-time university degree in 2015 with a further ten (10) assistance awards of $1000 open to students enrolled at university, TAFE or in a bridging program.

Applications close on 31 May 2015.
Further information concerning the scholarships may be obtained from our website at www.aec.org.au

Aboriginal Education Council Patrick White Writing Competition 2014

Who is Patrick White?
Patrick White is one of Australia’s most accomplished writers and an avid supporter of the advancement of Indigenous Australian youth. He was the first Australian writer to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature.

What the Awards Do
The Awards have been designed to encourage Indigenous Australian students in Kindy to Year 12 studying in NSW to use their reading, writing, and creative skills to submit a short story, poem or play.

Themes for 2014 – Years K-12
“Paradise”
“If I had known…………”
“It was the strangest thing………..”

Group Competition – Years K-3
The Group section of the competition is offered to support Aboriginal students working together with their classmates to develop a shared story, poem or play.

In the early years of schools group work is encouraged and the AEC would like to support this learning approach.

As long a one member of the class identifies as Aboriginal the work will be accepted. The prizes are awarded on a class by class basis for each of the years Kindy to Year 3. Schools are free to enter as many stories, poems or plays as they like for each class.

Applications
Entries will close at the end of August each year.

These awards are open to all Indigenous Australian students in NSW from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

Prizes for 2014
A Major Prize and up to 2 Encouragement awards will be determined for a short story or play and a poem for each year -Kindergarten to Year 12 and for the Group Competition.