Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education Officer

Ms Amber Cheney is the Aboriginal Education Worker (AEW) at St John Fisher, she is on site two days a week, Monday and Tuesday.

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: 43885800

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