A rainy afternoon calls for dress ups with Marie!
Happy Friday from Bruce and his friends! They're enjoying a crafty afternoon.
David, Nulla and Charvez from Kempsey running their own Share-a-Book reading group.
"Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right." - Ban Ki-moon
Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it...

To mark #HarmonyDay we share this inspiring talk by Social Scientist, Alexander Betts.

"In the new world, migration is not going to go away. What we've seen in Europe will be with us for many years. People will continue to travel, they'll continue to be displaced, and we need to find rational, realistic ways of managing this — not...
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Meet Fitina Maulidi, who's growing up in Shepparton, Victoria after fleeing her war-torn country and being separated from her twin.

Today we celebrate Fitina and many others who have made Australia their home and contributed to making this nation such a wonderfully vibrant and diverse place to live. #harmonyday #everyonebelongs
Today is Harmony Day and we are celebrating diversity! Our cultural diversity is one of our country's greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. It is a part of the very fabric of our nation and makes Australia such a great place to live. Australia is a proudly multicultural nation made stronger by the dedication and contribution of people who come here, whether as refugees or...
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We are working with CSU education students, and training them to become tutors for students from refugee backgrounds. Many refugee students have had a disrupted education, and these tutors will be providing them with the essential support they need to navigate their way through school.

Our Executive Educational Advisor, Eric Brace talks about our Refugee Action Support Program in Wagga...
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On the International Day of Happiness, we're wondering... what makes us happy?
According to Robert Waldinger "Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period. It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they're physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected. And the experience of...
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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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Today is the #InternationalDayofHappiness! We pledge to create more happiness in the world and to share that happiness with others. So today do something that makes you happy then make sure to spread your happiness around. There is nothing more contagious than a smile! Have a great day.

This is Samene from Indulkana doing what makes her happy. Tell us, what makes you happy? #makeithappy
Today is the International Day of Happiness! We pledge to create more happiness in the world and to share that happiness with others. So today do something that makes you happy then make sure to spread your happiness around. There is nothing more contagious than a smile! Have a great day.

This is Freddie from Palm Island doing what makes him happy! Tell us, what makes you happy?
Two good friends = "malpa wiru kutjara" in Pitjantjatjara. Happy weekend from these two best buds Marie and Sadarah.
Only 62% of Aboriginal students finish year 12, which is significantly lower than the rate of school completion of non-Indigenous Australians at 86.5%. #ClosetheGap

Closing the gap a long way short

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Today is Close the Gap Day. Our goal is to close the gap in Indigenous literacy. Educational disadvantage is a reality faced by many Indigenous students. 60% of Indigenous children are significantly behind their non-Indigenous peers by the time they start Year One. We need to make literacy a reality for all Australians. Please help us to deliver our life changing literacy programs by donating...
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Shooting some hoops with Natina and Sylvia.
PISA assessments show that Australia has the largest gap in the shortage of teachers between disadvantaged and advantaged schools among all OECD countries.

Educational disadvantage is a huge problem in Australia – we can't just carry on the same

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"Children need to hear 1000 stories before they can begin to learn to read." - Mem Fox
"The pain and suffering of that past is really strong in the collective mind of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal people go to more funerals, hospitals and jails in a year than the average non-Aboriginal person. These stories are important to tell. People need to know it." - Usurla Yovich #QandA
Some very excited Indulkana Anangu School junior primary students on route to their field trip to Erldunda.