Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards news
At the annual Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) awards event in Dubbo on Friday 18 March, Benjamin Wilson received the BOSTES President’s Aboriginal Studies Award for the highest performing student in Aboriginal Studies in the 2015 HSC.
Benjamin completed Aboriginal Studies in 2015 through the Sydney Distance Education High School while enrolled at Champagnat Catholic College, Pagewood.
Benjamin said "I would definitely recommend the subject Aboriginal Studies to other students, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, because the course provides a knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal issues which should be accessible to all Australians."
Left to right: Cindy Berwick, Tanya Drego, Annika Drego, and Paul Hewitt, BOSTES Executive Director of Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment, at the award ceremony.
At the AECG awards event, Annika Drego, from Cheltenham Girls High School was the recipient of the AECG President’s Aboriginal Studies Award for the highest performing non-Aboriginal student in Aboriginal Studies in the 2015 HSC.
Annika said "It is a big honour to study Aboriginal Studies at my school, and I loved Aboriginal Studies especially for what I learnt about social justice and human rights."
In NSW the number of enrolments in the subject and schools offering Aboriginal Studies in Stage 6 has increased consistently over past years.
For more information, contact:
Dr Christine Evans
Chief Education Officer, Aboriginal Education
(02) 9367 8198