Our Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) is available every day and is employed to support our Aboriginal children and their families. She supports students in class and collaborates with teachers in incorporating Aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum.
What does an AIEO do?
|Aboriginal Island Education Officer’s (AIEO) work to build the capability of the school in supporting Aboriginal and Islander Students and their families.
AIEO’s are based within eligible primary and secondary schools, for the purpose of providing support to the children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families through on-site, direct and flexible assistance to students, parents, teachers, and other support services.
This may look like:
· I support parents with teacher meetings, psych meetings, and communication with staff.
· Assisting new students to integrate into the school and the local community.
· Monitoring and developing the social and emotional well-being of these students.
· Providing support to families with home visits, parent phone calls, attendance, and reintroducing students back into the school environment.
· Planning and organizing NAIDOC Week activities, Harmony Day, ANZAC, and Reconciliation events. Also working with teachers to implement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture into our school curriculum.
· Making classroom packages for teachers to use with their students.
· Raising awareness and delivery of Indigenous Cultural lessons in a whole class setting across the whole school Kindy-Year 6.
Programs and Activities at Rockingham Beach Campus
|Breakfast Club: Tuesdays & Wednesdays in Art Block Wet Area – 8:00am–8:15am
Individual Support: 1:1 conversations and connection by referral from Teacher with, peer connection or preparation for transitioning to and from school.
Referrals and Support
|Families are always welcome to have a yarn, come find me or contact me.
If you feel your child needs extra support from your AIEO,
RBPS asks you to bear in mind that wait times may apply.