Aboriginal & TSI

Aboriginal Education Teacher (AET)

Ms Emma Sewer


Aboriginal Secondary Education Transition Officer (ASETO)

Ms Alema Pilot


The Aboriginal Education Team supports the learning and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.


Nina Marni

We acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


School Community Agreement

Please click the link to view the School Community Agreement






University Connections


  •  AIME: A program from the University of South Australia where Aboriginal students receive tutoring from an Indigenous University student once a week and travel to the University of South Australia 7 times a year to participate in activities based around resilience, culture and pride with Indigenous students from other schools
  • Students attend other excursions such as Life in the Uni Lane held at Flinders University and Marni Wingku held at Adelaide University, which provides students with an experience of university life and also an awareness of what programs, courses and scholarships are on offer.


Connection to Culture


  • ABORIGINAL ART PROGRAMS: Local artist, Aunty Daphne, works with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to create themed artworks which are displayed around the school
  • MANY CLANS: ONE MOB: This program is run for students to improve retention rates at school and student wellbeing and connection to culture. Students join in various workshops and outrigging session with the end goal being the participation in an interschool outrigging competition
  • Participation in NAIDOC and Reconciliation



Health and Wellbeing


NUNGA TAG: Students participate in the Nunga Tag Carnival held at Christies beach High school every year. The aim of this event is to promote exercise and a healthy lifestyle



In partnership with the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA), the Department for Education and Christies Beach High School, male and female students can choose to be involved in this Integrated Studies Program (SACE Stage 1 & 2), which focuses on cultural activities, health, career and tertiary pathways, while aiming to increase atendance and engagement in high school.

The program includes coaching and mentoring by Port Adelaide Power players and culminates in a football carnival.

For more information, please go to http://www.saasta.sa.edu.au/the_curriculum/aboriginal_power_cup



Community Connections     



A partnership has been formed by all ASETOs, ACEOs and AETs from local schools to focus on improving transition for students, family engagement within the schools, and community engagement.

Families will receive a newsletter each term about new events.



The River Hub Partnership's giant Community Event is held each year at Seaford Secondary College. There will be dinner provided, live entertainment, and stalls by local community service providers. More information  is provided nearer the date.



Parent Yarning Circle held as a place for parents to provide input into their child’s education and the wider school community.




DS2HS is a transition program available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, currently studying in year's 6 & 7 in primary school, to visit various high school sites and participate in high school activities with other Aboriginal students.