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Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Schools

Promoting understanding and encouraging participation

The EATSIPS program helps schools embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in all aspects of school life. As the experiences, culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are more widely understood and embraced, Indigenous students will feel more at home in their schools and their chances of success will increase.

EATSIPS is a multi-faceted program which challenges attitudes and beliefs:

  • students are encouraged to reflect on their attitudes and beliefs regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture
  • teachers are encouraged to teach in a culturally-sensitive and inclusive manner
  • schools are encouraged to engage with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • schools are encouraged to organise their environment and timetables in a way that encourages wide participation.

Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Early Childhood (EATSIPEC)

The EATSIPEC project is a pilot program that supports kindergarten services in 10 priority locations across Queensland.  

EATSIPEC aims to provide culturally welcoming environments - people, programs and places - which are valued and accessed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. 

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Department of Education and Training Far North Queensland

  • Telephone: (07) 4037 3822
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