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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...

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...

Good to Great Schools Australia has welcomed new independent directors drawn from national education and business backgrounds. Peter Chandler is a former member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. As Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Education, Peter introduced Good to Great Schools Australia’s Literacy in...

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