Cape York Girl Academy

The Quiet Activist

CAPE YORK GIRL ACADEMY – A LEADER AMONG LEADERS Karen Salam has lived a life of quiet activism. As the eldest of five girls born in Townsville to a miner father and a hard-working mother, Karen knew early on that she was destined for something beyond her regional, Far North Queensland community. While idyllic in …

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students and staff from Girl Acadmey 2021

Cape York Girl Academy 2021 Semester 2 Newsletter

What a busy but fulfilling Semester we have had at the Girl Academy. In reflection, we have all embraced growth and change individually and as a whole. We welcome Marnie Parker, new principal of Girl Academy, and thank wholeheartedly Baressa Frazer and Claudine Wiesner for their leadership and amazing work in 2021. Congratulations Bon’Naia Hinton, Aaliyah …

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Culture circle at CYGA - Health and Wellbeing

EP 14 Prioritising Health and Wellbeing in Education | Cape York Girl Academy

Why should schools prioritise the health and wellbeing of their students? How can this be achieved? For Indigenous Australian students, are there unique cultural considerations? And what does it mean to feel culturally safe? “The students are the center of our care, so it’s really important to focus on what the students’ needs are. Not …

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A Student at the CYGA

EP 13 Cultural Considerations | Teaching Indigenous Students

“I can say that we are a fairly unique situation here at Girl Academy. We’re offering opportunities for students to learn more about their first languages. We’re offering more opportunities for students to be exposed to the diversity and interwoven layers of Indigenous communities …The teachers here are really mindful of our students’ cultures … …

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