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Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together. This NAIDOC Week's important theme highlights that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must have a voice and enhanced role in decision-making in order to move forward together. This is particularly true when we talk about education: Aboriginal families...

Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy music students recently attended the 7th annual Academy Band Camp. Part of the Good to Great Schools Australia Music for Learning Partnership, the week-long Band Camp provides mentoring from music industry experts and intensive training for a public performance. Giving...

Our teacher coach Helen recently returned from a trip to Mapoon where she supports the school to implement Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI). With an experienced principal championing EDI and many graduate teachers who have never been exposed to the pedagogy before, Helen admires how the...

In this interview Vicky Vachon, Implementation Improvement Director at Good to Great Schools Australia, reflects on more than four decades of experience in education and how she overcame what she thought were insurmountable challenges with very low functioning students. How did you become involved with effective...

Good to Great Schools Australia recognises the critical importance of culture to the health and wellbeing of indigenous students, their families and communities. Our Culture curriculum, which is implemented at Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA), promotes individual identity, culture and languages to help students prepare for...

By becoming more involved in their children’s education, parents and families can understand what their children need to succeed and how to be support them. Last year Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy held its first ever Year 5 Retreat, where over two days parents of Year...