Aboriginal Program

Led by an Aboriginal Education Coordinator and a team of Aboriginal Education Assistants, the Trinity College Aboriginal Education Program provides academic, pastoral and cultural support for Aboriginal students at Trinity College.

Trinity College is located on Whadjuk Noongar country on the banks of the Derbal Yaragan. Approximately 35 Aboriginal* students are enrolled at Trinity College with students coming from a range of different backgrounds and cultural and language groups throughout Australia.

Students attend homework classes on Monday and Tuesday afternoons where they are tutored by teachers at Trinity College. This is very effective for both students and teachers to help build a rapport between them whilst also providing the students with individual support to help complete homework and assignments. Our Aboriginal students are also supported in the classroom by a team of Aboriginal Teaching Assistants. 

Aboriginal students are also invited to participate in groups that celebrate their culture and heritage. Each student can take part in didgeridoo and dance lessons each Thursday morning with Mr Olman Walley. Our KARDA (advanced) group have developed their didge skills to such a level. that they are often asked to perform at NAIDOC and CEWA events throughout the year. With original choreography created and performed by students, our dance troupe creates outstanding productions fusing Aboriginal culture with contemporary dance.

Each Tuesday the Aboriginal Students take part in Aboriginal Pastoral Care Group where they continue to receive academic, cultural, and pastoral support. This time is also allocated to provide our Senior School students the opportunity to mentor our Middle School students. 

*Please note the term Aboriginal includes both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This Bursary was established by the Trinity College Foundation in 2012 and is available to boys of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background who are able to demonstrate financial need and would benefit from a Trinity education. If you would like more information about this Bursary please contact the Trinity College, Business Manager, Mr Geoff Searle on (08) 9219 1126 or visit our Scholarships and Bursaries page.

The Trinity College Aboriginal Dance Group and The Didge Boys perform each year at our NAIDOC Assembly and various other College events.

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