2017 – Launch of “Transforming Lives” strategy

“Transforming Lives Strategy 2025” is a multifaceted strategy, with a focus on strengthening relationships between schools and their local Aboriginal community.

Catholic Education Western Australia supports school leadership to develop Aboriginal education school improvement, resulting in stronger cultural competencies and increased Aboriginal student enrolments.

The strategy sets out Four Bold Goals to reach by 2025:

All Catholic schools will be Culturally Competent.
Double Aboriginal students’ enrolments from 2500 to 5000.
Increase Aboriginal Year 12 graduations from 100 to 250.
Increase the percentage of Aboriginal students achieving the minimum national literacy and numeracy standard from 75% to 90%.
Transforming Lives Strategy 2025 makes use of CEWA’s Aboriginal Education Improvement Map (AEIM) as a multipurpose tool for whole-school improvement through an Aboriginal education lens.

Underpinned by the Bishops’ Mandate, the CECWA Strategic Directions and a cultural competency framework, the AEIM supports schools to identify and map school improvement across stages of cultural competency, guided by Aboriginal Education Team Consultants.

To find out more please visit the Transforming Lives webpage: https://aet.cewa.edu.au/transforminglives/