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 Indigenous Education
At Alexandra Hills State High school, we promote the development of respectful relationships between, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students, staff, parents/carers and the wider community. Our overall goal for Indigenous education within our school is to improve the experiences of Indigenous 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 Indigenous students:
Biram and Yarrabin Dance Group
In consultation with the Minjerrebah Elders in Council our dance group is officially named “Biram and Yarrabin", meaning “sky" and “sea". Biram and Yarrabin perform their dances in traditional hand crafted Quandamooka costumes, in our school for NAIDOC celebrations and the wider community. Each year our dance group is invited to perform at other schools within the Redlands.
Smart Track Homework Club
This extracurricular program is offered by our Indigenous Support Staff for Indigenous students to support them with homework, revision and assignments to improve their results. This program runs in the library on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3.15 – 4pm.
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation was created to give Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families increased educational choices and life opportunities through using the interest of the Stolen Wages. Our school offers the QATSIF scholarship for Years 11 and 12 to assist with Indigenous students' schooling and improve educational outcomes.
For more information, go to the QATSIF website.
Beyond the Broncos Mentoring Program
We are dedicated to improving education outcomes for Indigenous students.Our staff, with the help of current and former Broncos stars, provide one-on-one mentoring support, encouragement and motivation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Beyond the Broncos Girls Academy- yet to start for 2022
The Beyond the Broncos Girls Academy values the vital role that young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play in influencing the next generation, and provides culturally based support for these future leaders to succeed at school and beyond.
The features of the program include:
In-school support from our school- based Brisbane Broncos support staff
Semester challenges and rewards for attendance and behaviour
Group presentations on topics including culture, lifestyle and careers
Support in completing Year 12 and developing career pathways
Exclusive access to Brisbane Broncos staff, players, facilities and events.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Support staff for Indigenous students
Michael Hume - First Nations Coordinator/Support Teacher
Todd McDonald - Beyond the Broncos Student Service Officer.
Jenny Bourke and Jude Marko - Guidance Officers