Educational Programs and links to Community
Through all programs offered at the school, there is a strong recognition of the inclusion of Tiwi culture and the community. Families are consulted about school matters, involved in school activities and outcomes are shared with the community. Children and families are proud to be Tiwi and this is built into all aspects of school programming. Fridays are spent on a cultural program for the students in Year 3 and up. This is to create opportunities for developing strong culture that is valued by the school and community. Elders from the community take this part of the school program. The program promotes the students developing a strong Tiwi identity and having high self esteem. The program is supported by the Tiwi Land Council. The school uses a community notice board to let community know what is happening at the school. The noticeboards are in the local store and students create displays of their work so that their families and community can see what the children are doing and how well they are going with their work. Further, weekly school assemblies showcase each class. Invitations to attend are extended to the whole community.