|Our commitment to Aboriginal Students. YBC Aboriginal Community Agreement.|
The college is extremely pleased to have reached the tenth anniversary milestone of its Aboriginal Community Agreement.
This important initiative has been maintained and continually revised with through collaboration with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal consultants as well as Aboriginal community representatives. This agreement was originally signed in 2001 by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, staff, community members. It was developed in a spirit of mutual respect requiring all stakeholders to work together to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students according to collaboratively developed principles.
Sustainability has been achieved by a process of review and re-signing.
The agreement is viewed by the local community, school and wider community as groundbreaking due to the longevity of the agreement, sustained focus on positive outcomes for our young Aboriginal people and the enthusiasm with which it is still embraced by all concerned. This agreement has transcended the vision of the original principal and has outlived five substantive and acting principals.
The absolute importance of the work that is being done to improve the long term outcomes for our Aboriginal students is part of everything that we do and the ethos and belief that by working together we can make a difference.
We are not aware of any other long standing simimlar agreement
Working collaboratively to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal students. Yule Brook College and the Aboriginal Community, Parents and Students believe the basis of this agreement is founded on the following understandings :