Information for families, teachers and supporters
As a parent or carer, the young person’s journey will be your journey too – you are an important part of the program and we would like to know that you understand what this program is, and what your son or daughter is likely to experience and that you can support your child’s participation in it.
The program starts with a BBQ and we maintain an open door policy – nothing about the program will be hidden from you, and you are always welcome to get in touch with our workers to ask for more information, for assistance or for clarification.
We are committed to providing a program that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identities, histories and cultures. We employ a mixture of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff to deliver the program and we welcome the participation of parents and family members to help us. During the pilot, mums, dads, aunties, uncles and grandparents all participated in teaching the participants about their history and culture. We hope that you’ll share what you know too.
We maintain low ratios of workers to participants so you can be assured that we are doing our best to supervise and care for your child.
A Code of Conduct will be agreed between the participants and us. It will include consequences for breaking the Code of Conduct and we will ask for your support in implementing those consequences – for instance, we may have to ask your child to return home from a workshop or as a last resort, to leave the program, for serious breaches of the Code of Conduct.
Over the next twelve months, your child will be part of an exciting journey of imagination, personal challenges and learning. The program aims to support the message of the importance of education, and to inspire your child to believe that they can be anything they dream of being.
Your child will have some hard work to do. In 2012, your child will be asked to attend a Project Days each month and a residential in July. We ask you to join us at Family Events through the year too.
Your children will require your support.
You can call Nicola Sinclair, Project manager to talk about any concerns or ideas that you might have. If Nicola can’t answer your questions, she can connect you with the most appropriate person to give you the information or assistance that you need. You will find Nicola on 9514 5274 or at Nicola.Sinclair@uts.edu.au.