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In this interview Dawn Hughes, Good to Great Schools Australia’s Senior Teaching Coach, explains what Explicit Direct Instruction is and what it means for teachers and students. Dawn is an experienced mainstream and special education teacher specialising in explicit pedagogies. She has lead school implementations...

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...

The annual Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy Awards were held in late November at both our Coen and Hope Vale campuses. These awards are a chance for the school community to recognise and celebrate students’ achievements across the school year. A number of our partners sponsored...

Now that the footy season is over Anthony “Walla” McDonald-Tipungwuti is trading in his boots for the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) classroom! The star Essendon Bomber, who grew up on Melville Island and as a 16 year old couldn’t proficiently read, write or speak...

On the 26th to 28th of July we held an Instrumental Music Master Class.  This Master Class was a small group of musically talented senior students from the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy. These students are seen as our promising musicians and were selected by...

In June 2017, Michael Roberts joined the Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) team as the Executive Director of Schools. Michael is an inspirational educational leader and highly regarded in the Queensland education community. Michael guided Broadbeach State School, to become a leading Queensland academic school. Under...

Watch the highlights of our CYAAA Band playing to a packed crowd at the Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair. They were supported by musicians and staff from Queensland Music Festival (QMF) with whom we work in partnership to deliver a high quality music program, aspiring undergraduate music...