The Wiltja Program provides an opportunity
for Anangu students to access urban
secondary schooling including
opportunities for personal extension and
the completion of SACE courses.
• Accelerated Literacy
• Attendance, Retention and Destination
• Vocational Education
• Residence/School Partnerships
• Information Technology
• Relevant and Dynamic Curriculum
• Doorways to Construction
• Social Science
• Radio Broadcasting
Lands District Wiltja
Shine SA Student High
Teachers Tri-state Anangu
•A shift away from passive
• Student leadership
• Post secondary pathways
• Future SACE
• Continuously improving
literacy and numeracy
• Yr 8
Wiltja is a school for Anangu that helps our children stay and finish Year 12. We like
the way Wiltja works to improve opportunities for our students and are pleased
with their progress. Wiltja has been working for our children’s futures for a very
long time and is helping to keep our communities strong.
Signed: Katrina Tjitayi, Director, Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Education Committee
Aboriginal student representative
My name is Patrick Walker and I come from Oodnadatta. I first came to Woodville in
Year 11 to finish my SACE. I’ve been encouraged and supported by others to
succeed in my goals, and I am now a graduate. The Accelerated Literacy program
has helped me to read and understand Shakespeare (Macbeth) and poems by
Signed: Patrick Walker, SACE Graduate 2007, Wiltja Program.
Aboriginal educator representative
As an Aboriginal man of Ngarrindjeri descent, an Aboriginal Education Worker with over
10 years experience, and a flourishing tertiary student of teaching, I sincerely verify the
enduring success and achievements of the Wiltja program. For over 25 years Wiltja has
serviced Anangu adolescents with its commitment to empowering the future generations
of Indigenous peoples of 30 different remote communities.
With its consistency, focus on student retention and key quality educational outcomes,
the Wiltja Program has achieved notable accomplishments in Year 9 student retention
and the creation of relevant SACE subjects with a literary focal point across the
Regular Year 12 graduates are also a declaration of success with five graduates in 2007
and a total of 31 graduates since 1998. Coupled with a strong positive school ethos
adopted by its staff, the Wiltja Program is a beacon of achievement and a case in point
for all Indigenous schools Australia wide.
Signed: Michael Morrison Aboriginal Education Worker, Wiltja Program.