Why Send Your Child to Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School
- Students develop an awareness and pride in their own culture whilst applying their knowledge, understandings, skills and attitudes to achieve their individual potential, allowing them to participate fully in the school and wider community.
- A caring, supportive environment for all children. Catering for individual learning styles, setting high standards and a strong belief that all children can learn and be successful. The school believes in and fosters tolerance, diversity and working collaboratively.
- The promotion of Aboriginal culture in assisting Aboriginal children to accept and value themselves and their culture.
- Learning is developmental. Children are encouraged to be independent learners, with high expectations and boundaries and are encouraged to be critical and reflective learners.
- The school works as a whole team with an expectation of commitment to improving outcomes for children and working within the school ethos. Children are encouraged and guided to make choices/decisions and be accountable for their choices.
- As the Indigenous culture is central to all the learning programs, LOTE (Languages other than English) and the Arts (drama, dance, visual and music) maintain a focal part in the curriculum.
- Each learning community moves to the Cultural Centre to participate in these parts of the curriculum, often integrated into the other learning areas. A community garden including an Aquaponics project/community school garden and a traditional cooking space are included in this area enabling integrated real-life learning experiences.
KEY STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE
1. Whole school approach towards Literacy, Numeracy, Science and History
2. Whole school uninterrupted Numeracy and Literacy Blocks
3. Teachers involved in regular collaborative planning sessions, developing best practice, sharing resources and expertise.
4. Waves of Intervention (Academic, Behaviour, Attendance and Social Emotional Wellbeing)
5. Integration and Implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum
6. Targeted support of classroom practices
7. Explicit teaching practices
8. Differentiated learning plans
9. Information Communication Technologies (ICT) integrated into teaching and learning
10. Pastoral Care, Social Emotional Well Being Programs
11. Working in partnership with our families
12. Extensive support from external agencies and organisations
13. School Council actively involved towards Aboriginal perspectives, cultural awareness, special events and school initiatives.
14. Five weekly assessment and planning cycles to address needs of all students and targeting those identified at risk.
15. Positive school environment