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From the President

The vision of the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. is to provide advice on all matters relevant to education and training with the mandate that this advice represents the Aboriginal community viewpoint. The services and programs offered through the NSW AECG have significantly increased and our advocacy role has increased with the NSW AECG network supporting many parents and community in accessing quality education and training.

The services the NSW AECG offers have continued to grow with STEM Camps growing in popularity and this year we added a Language and Culture Dance Camp. The Professional learning the NSW AECG offers such as Connecting to Country, Healthy Culture Healthy Country and Engaging with Aboriginal communities continue to be well attended with positive feedback and this year we have introduced professional learning for Early Childhood educators which is also on the increase.

We have supported language activity across the five Language and Culture Nests including facilitating a language forum and we continue to work beyond the nests in other communities to support additional language work and activities.

The NSW AECG participates on many committees advising and advocating on public policy that impact and affects Aboriginal people and their communities’ access and opportunities.

The Local AECG network continues to grow and works tirelessly to support Aboriginal education. We do this because we are a dedicated, committed mob that wants to see the very best education delivered to our people.

The NSW AECG network continue to play a critical role in supporting access and opportunities in education for Aboriginal people and their communities including holding those accountable who have the responsibility in ensuring those things happen. Our advocacy role is so important and has been instrumental in some of the achievements we have made to date.

This website provides a snapshot of the myriad of activities the NSW AECG is involved in that makes a difference in our communities every day.

I want to thank everyone for their efforts because “Aboriginal Education Matters!!”

Cindy Berwick – NSW AECG President