Aboriginal Education Worker

The AEW working in our school provides support and assistance to Aboriginal students, their parents/guardians, teachers, the school and the community. AEWs fulfil this role through their knowledge, understanding and the sharing of local Aboriginal history, language and culture.

The main purpose of the role is to help Aboriginal students with their schooling in partnership with the classroom teacher, liaise with parents and community, provide support and advice to principals, teachers and others, as well as participate in the administration of the school.

 

Aboriginal Education Officer

Ms Amber Cheney is the Aboriginal Education Worker (AEW) at St Patrick’s East Gosford. Amber is on site one day a week, Wednesday.

Through Amber’s knowledge, understanding and the sharing of local Aboriginal history, language and culture she is able to assist Aboriginal students with their schooling in partnership with the classroom teacher, parents/ carers and community by providing support and advice.

Amber encourages and co-ordinates student participation in cultural celebrations and liturgies for example NAIDOC WEEK and SORRY DAY and inspires students by promoting their Indigenous heritage.

Amber is available to support Aboriginal students both culturally and academically. Her primary focus is to assist Aboriginal students to improve their educational outcomes, to monitor the progress of these students and to work in partnership with teachers, parents and community to ensure that each student achieves his or her full potential and aspiration.

Contact details: 4325 1159

Email address: amber.cheney@dbb.catholic.edu.au