Coen science curriculum to receive exciting boost
Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) continues to introduce innovative and engaging tools to support science programs in remote aboriginal schools.
Following the successful launch of its first interactive Periodic Table in the community of Hope Vale, GGSA will be unveiling one in Coen next week.
The display will be revealed to local students and parents at the Coen Regional Aboriginal Corporation on Wednesday 7 October.
The event will provide the students at the local school, the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) Coen Campus, with a new and exciting way of interacting with science which supports the curriculum being delivered.
The large display will house samples of each chemical element, minerals and modern ways in which these elements are used today.
The Principal and teachers encourage and support many ways for families to participate in their students’ education. This display demonstrates the innovative projects delivered through the Academy.
GGSA Founder and Co-Chair Noel Pearson emphasised the Academy’s “best of both worlds” approach to educating students.
“This means we provide Ancestral Language and Cultural Knowledge curriculum, as well as the highest quality programs in global knowledge including science,” Mr Pearson said.
“We want our children to be fully bicultural: versed in their own culture as well as the wider world.”
“I want our children to understand that science belongs to them as much as any human on the planet. Science belongs to humans. I want our kids to embrace science in their future education and careers.”
The launch event will begin at 3pm and anyone can join the launch online via https://www.goodtogreatschools.org.au/live
Available for interview:
Michael Proctor, Good to Great Schools Program Services Manager
0448 138 244
Maureen Liddy, Good to Great Schools Community Partnership Engagement Manager
0427 460 477
Principal Ben Foran, Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, Coen State School
0447 084 165
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For further information:
Helena McInnes, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Good to Great Schools Australia