Aboriginal students experience Avondale

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Avondale School recently gave ten indigenous students from Karalundi Aborigianl Education Centre a taste of the mainstream school experience. Coming from the isolated inner region of Western Australia, the nervous students found it an eye-opening day.

Each student was helped by an Avondale School student in the same year level. Their job was to help the newcomers navigate the large school grounds, guide them in the classroom and accompany them during the recess and lunch breaks.

Only two of the ten students that visited had previously experienced mainstream schooling and all thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Only two of the ten students that visited had previously experienced mainstream schooling and all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Although quiet, they were intrigued with the equipment, teaching and tight schedule of high school. 

The visit was coordinated by the Karalundi Education Centre’s deputy principal. The students’ trip included a visit to Sydney and the Canberra snow fields.

Avondale School was chosen to host their school visit as it gave them an opportunity to visit the tertiary institution, Avondale College. It was a great opportunity for Avondale School to share its resources with the wider community.