Indigenous Champions


​​​​​The Indigenous Champions at Broadbeach State School are focused on embedding indigenous perspectives within the school.  Their work centres on the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, developing links with the traditional owners of the land and linking the indigenous families within the school community.

November 2021:
* Commmissioning of indigenous artwork by local artist Stephen Larcombe (Goompi)
* Indigenous Champions attended Barna Jarjum professional development

August 2021:
* Meeting with traditional owner Justine Dillon to discuss school community relationship and gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of Koombumerri people and the Yugambeh language

July 2021:
*Initial contact with tradtional owner Justine Dillon to arrange an afternoon tea meeting with the Indigenious Champions

June 2021:
* Participation in the South East Region NAIDOC Showcase

May 2021:
* Initial meeting with Stephen Larcombe (Goompi) to discuss local area stories and an artwork concept for commissioned artpiece.  
* Indigenous Champions adopted the story of the dolphin to feature in the artwork
* Indigenous Champions attended Barna Jarjum professional development
* Launch of Broadbeach State School personalised Acknowledgement of Country for special events and to feature in all staff email signatures

Broadbeach State School students and staff acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we learn and work, the Kombumerri Peoples. We extend that Acknowledgement to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that this country on which we meet has been a place of learning for tens of thousands of years, and we thank them for allowing us to work together, share knowledge and walk alongside them in the education of our Jarjums. 

April 2021:
* Research within the local area to identify an artist to develop an artwork reflective of the local area
* Commenced discussions in relation to some changes to the school hat, uniform and House names to reflect indigenous perspectives

March 2021:
* Focus on the National Apology with three posters presented to each classroom
* Work commenced on the preparation of personalised Acknowledgement of Country
* Completed a Cultural Audit
* Adopted a focus on establishing community partnerships with traditional owners

February 2021:
* Indigenous Champions attended Barna Jarjum professional development
* Adopted a plan to review and share library resources and embed indigenous perspectives within the school


* Indigenous Champions workshops with cluster schools
* School Cultural audit
* Staff Professional Development from South East Region support team in Hidden Histories – Australian history through an Indigenous Australian lens
* Family BBQ – staff met with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
* Purchase of new Library resources to help further embed Indigenous perspectives – Teacher & Student
* Indigenous Champion Professional Development Day - Currumbin and Fingal
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Professional Development Day – HOTA
Commissioning  of artist Chad Briggs for local public totems digital artwork​​


*Selection of Indigenous Champions and introduction of Barna Jarjum Framework in South East Region Schools- The Barna Jarjum framework will guide South East Region schools in developing culturally responsive standards for improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
* Indigenous Champions workshops with cluster schools
* School Cultural audit
* Hanging framed National Apology and Commitment Statement in office foyer
* Introduction of Broadie Bulletin articles to begin increasing awareness & developing capability in staff
* Formation of school Indigenous Perspectives Team
* Work begins on developing school Acknowledgement of Country
* Kalwun Health Centre student health checks
* Participation in South East Region NAIDOC Showcase

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Last reviewed 04 November 2021
Last updated 04 November 2021