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Year: 2017

Fred Hollows Humanity Award

The Fred Hollows Foundation is calling for teachers, parents and community members to nominate students for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award. The award recognises Year 6 students who show compassion, integrity and kindness in their lives, just as Fred did. Nominations open Monday 24 July and close Sunday 10 September. Award recipients will be recognised at a state presentation ceremony where a Junior Ambassador to The Foundation will be announced. This Ambassador will extend their humanity by allocating $5000, donated by Specsavers, to a Fred Hollows Foundation program of their choice to help end avoidable blindness. To nominate a student go to ...

Bankstown Art Exhibition 2017

Bankstown Council and Bankstown Local AECG are holding a Bankstown Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display from Monday 17th July to 30th July 2017, at the Bankstown Arts Centre. For further information, please download the form below.   Download here - Bankstown Art Exhibition 2017

STEM Youth Development Camp Expressions of Interest: 27 – 29 June 2017

The NSW AECG Inc. together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement Unit are proud to again be holding STEM Youth Development Camps in 2017. Please see below for further information regarding the camp and to download an expression of interest form. For further information, please contact Warren Bridges on 9550 5666 or Download - STEM Youth Development Camp - Information June 2017 Download - Expression of Interest Form...

Inner City Local AECG Learning Centre

The Inner City Local AECG are starting a Learning Centre on Monday's and Wednesday's from 4 - 6pm starting from the 29th May 2017. Please see flyer and registration below for more information and to register your interest.   Click here to download the flyer and registration form  

University of Notre Dame School of Medicine – Vacation Scholarship

See below for an exciting opportunity for a Vacation Scholarship for Rural and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Students! This program is aimed at inspiring rural students and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students towards a career in medicine. The Scholarship will provide them with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a medical student. Secondary schools are invited to nominate one student and one reserve student from Year 11 or Year 12 to attend a one day workshop at the School in Darlinghurst, Sydney on Friday, 7 July 2017.  During the day, the students will attend lectures and tutorials run by medical staff and students on topics that are integral to the medical degree. Students will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities such as suturing, plastering, resuscitation skills and medical examination, and will enjoy a tour of Notre Dame’s facilities. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship payment of up to $600 to cover transport and travel expenses for the day. They will also be awarded a certificate for their participation. The cover letter  and the participant application form is attached.  Nominations for the Scholarship will close on Friday, 28th April 2017. Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted. The Year 11 or 12 students put forward for consideration by the School must meet the following criteria: Come from a rural and/or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background; Be involved in community life and activities, sport, cultural and/or social events; Have demonstrated good personal conduct and a strong interest in ethics, centred on the concept of ‘social justice’. Download - Letter to schools - Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Medical Student  

Aboriginal Funeral Transport “Sorry Business” Initiative

The Aboriginal Funeral Transport "Sorry Business" initiative provides assistance with transport for isolated and disadvantaged Aboriginal communities throughout NSW including metro Sydney, to attend funerals. Please download the below fact sheets for more information. Alternatively, you can call 1300 361 787. Fact Sheet - Aboriginal Funeral Transport_March 2017 Fact Sheet - Aboriginal Funeral Transport - Sorry Business Flow Chart_M... Fact Sheet - Aboriginal Funeral Transport FAQ - March 2017

Djamu – An Indigenous Art Education Program

Please check out Djamu, an Indigenous art education program at the Art Gallery of New South Wales - for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying Visual Arts in Years 10, 11 and 12. Further details in the link!