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Wiltja Secondary Education and Residential Program

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					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
• SACE
• Numeracy
• Vocational Education
• Residence/School Partnerships
• Information Technology
• Wellbeing
• Relevant and Dynamic Curriculum
      • Geosciences
      • Pitjantjatjara
      • Doorways to Construction
      • Social Science
      • Radio Broadcasting
           Aboriginal                   DEEWR
           Lands District    Wiltja
                                            Anangu
                            School          parents
      Gateways                                     FACS

                                                      Anangu
       SSOs
                                                      Coordinators
     DECS
                             Wiltja      Woodville
                Community                              Radio
Shine SA                    Student        High
                 Schools                               Adelaide
                                          School
   Youth
Opportunities                                          PYEC

                                                     PIRSA
       AEWs
             Teachers                          Tri-state Anangu
                              Wiltja           Communities
                    SAPOL   Residence
                              TAFE
                                          Nganampa
                                            Health
           National
•Viable Economies
•Meaningful Employment
•A shift away from passive
 welfare
•Health

             Local
• Student leadership
• Post secondary pathways
• Future SACE
• Continuously improving
  literacy and numeracy
           Yr 10


•   Yr 8
Community representative

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
Wordsworth.

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
curriculum.

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.

				
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