Developing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Languages Curriculum
Offering a local language curriculum in your school.
If your local community is interested in working toward offering a local language curriculum at your school there are existing resources for each state to support this process. As a first step, we recommend reading:
In particular the Framework’s ‘Rationale’ and ‘Guiding principles’ overview includes things to consider when approaching your local community.
These guides to offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language curriculum in schools are also useful resources particularly in regions where languages are not strong:
A guide to implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Syllabuses. This was written for principals in QLD to implement language syllabuses, however the processes described in the guide are relevant to anyone who wants to begin a school language program.
The Journey’s Just Begun: Enhancing schools’ capacity to partner Aboriginal communities to improve student learning. This resource follows the journeys of four communities and schools in NSW working together to develop locally relevant and culturally appropriate curriculum.
Here are some links to information specific to your region
New South Wales
Although the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre does not support teaching Aboriginal language in schools at this time, they have developed a presentation to help educators accomodate the Australian Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages for palawa kani.