Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia – National Symposium

Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia – National Symposium

15 June 2022

The MADALAH Team headed over to Newcastle NSW to be apart of the conversation around what works to support Indigenous students at the Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia national symposium.

We spent three days connecting with vastly experienced educators & boarding professionals from sectors such as boarding providers, scholarship providers, representatives from Abstudy, school staff, transition services and research experts in Indigenous education from throughout Australia. It was inspiring to hear what works and to share what we do at MADALAH, we also sat on a panel to take part in discussions about scholarships and student retention.

The honorable Linda Burney addressed the symposium as our new Minister for Indigenous Australians and reminded us why we are all in the positions we are, she also spoke about the untapped knowledge of our young people and making sure we create safe spaces for our next generation of leaders to grow.

We would like to express our gratitude to IEBA, Greg and the team for running such an amazing event and to the team at Murrock Culture & Education Centre for their hospitality.

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.