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The Southport School Indigenous Program

A recent Australian Catholic University study shows that The Southport School’s innovative Indigenous Program is delivering across the board – notably the percentage of TSS First Nations students aspiring to go to university is higher than the national average. Twenty-nine First Nations students currently attend TSS, and twice a week they meet together to explore their cultures, including via storytelling in the school’s outdoor yarning circle

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Aboriginal art practices, stories and symbols

“Symbols in Aboriginal art are used as a means of communication for people, and for documenting histories, Country boundaries, ceremonies and food sources,” says Anglicare Cultural Support Worker and Kuku Yalanji artist Lalania Tusa, while inviting readers to join her in a dot painting workshop at a festival at St Francis College in October

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Local Gympie artist focuses on keeping kids safe

During Foster and Kinship Carer Week, our Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team commissioned a lovely piece of artwork featuring thumbprints of carers and handprints of staff, Child Safety members and some special little people. The artwork was recently completed by Warlpiri artist Jane Nungarrayi Blunden

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Connecting our young people to culture

Meet Ben, a Ngandawal Minjungbal man of the Bundjalung Nation and a Cultural Support Worker at Anglicare Southern Queensland, who supports young people in out-of-home care