Kadina Memorial School values and respects Narungga people as the traditional Indigenous custodians and acknowledge their spiritual beliefs and cultural connections to this country are as important today, as they were in the past.

Kadina Memorial School fosters a whole school focus on Aboriginal culture through creating an environment which clearly values Indigenous Australia. Our school community celebrates key dates of cultural significance such as Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week. The Aboriginal flag is flown as a symbol of our commitment and recognising our Indigenous heritage.

Kadina Memorial School is committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students. ATSI students who attend Kadina Memorial School are supported by a team of staff who focus on wellbeing, attendance and academic success. The Aboriginal Education Teacher (AET) and Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO) provide in class support, intervention, mentoring, career pathway support and curriculum development for ATSI students. They also work closely with parents/carers of Aboriginal students to support their learning and cultural connections in the community.

Kadina Memorial School incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, in both the primary and secondary sections within all curriculum areas. We also offer programs specifically designed to engage and support leadership development in our ATSI students.

Janine McKay

Aboriginal Education Teacher