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Koori Aspirations Program

A program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Years 7 to 11, the Koori Aspirations Program includes information for students about connection to country and identity. Themes include making choices, pathways after school, future and current learning, leadership and mentors, and managing competing priorities. Students will be invited to talk about specific points in a yarning circle and address questions in an informal setting as they learn about culture and art.

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Upcoming events

In-school delivery 2020

Locations: Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, South Western Sydney, Southern Highlands and Wollongong.

Timing: Terms 3 and 4, 2020

Students in Years 7 - 10 will participate in an Aboriginal art and storytelling workshop as well as a yarning circle, which will be held at the school. Students will have a choice of a selection of themed artworks by Aboriginal artist, Natalie Bateman. Artwork themes will include making choices, pathways, as well as explore students’ self-identity and wellbeing.

Register your interest via email to jbamblet@uow.edu.au 

For more information, contact Jessica Bamblett | jbamblet@uow.edu.au 

Webinar 2020

Locations: Online webinar offered to Year 11 students from schools in Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, South Western Sydney, Southern Highlands and Wollongong.

Timing: Term 4, 2020 (see specific dates below)

Description: A free webinar for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 11, transitioning into Year 12. The webinar will be co-delivered with UOW’s Woolyungah Indigenous Centre via Zoom, and offered as an online recording for students who are unable to watch the live presentation.


  • Tuesday 20 October | 1.30pm - 2.20pm | Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven campus areas
  • Wednesday 21 October | 1.30pm - 2.20pm | Wollongong, South Western Sydney, Southern Highlands campus areas


For teachers and schools delivering the program - you will find your related resources here.

Resources for teaching KAP