Chester Hill High School

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Aboriginal student engagement

Aboriginal education

Our vision for our Aboriginal students is to reach their full potential by providing high quality learning and engaging students in a nurturing environment.

We value our Aboriginal families and work in partnership with the community and support agencies. Students have an appreciation of Aboriginal culture and are working together towards reconciliation.

We work closely with the Darug Elder, Aunty Sandra Lee, and one of the Aboriginal community members, Mel Brown.

The students have their own classroom, The Dalarinji Room, meaning, in Darug, Ours, belonging to us.

Here, students have a computer, printer, aboriginal art and artifacts. Every Wednesday and Thursday students stay back in the homework centre to complete homework and assignments.


Our Aboriginal students have participated in a dance at Schools Spectacular, choreographed by Francis Rings from Bangarra. The group performed a Bangarra piece, Lead. This was shown on the ABC.  

We also work closely with the Aboriginal community, supported by Mel Brown. 

Important indigenous days, such as  Sorry Day, Reconciliation Day and NAIDOC Week, are celebrated at our school. We take these opportunities to educate the school community about Aboriginal culture.

Flag day

We regularly have an Aboriginal dance at our school's annual Flag Day ceremonies.  This showcases the talents and culture of our Aboriginal students to the school and community.