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New Aboriginal STEM Academy

7 February 2019

A partnership with the University of Adelaide has led to the establishment of the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy’s (SAASTA) first ever Aboriginal STEM Academy.

The new academy will allow Aboriginal students in Years 11 and 12 who are interested in studying STEM subjects to participate in the program beyond its sports academies.

Students will be able to learn in a university environment in the University of Adelaide’s Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education Centre, who will also provide mentors and academic tutors to support the students.

All participating students will be studying a Stage 2 Scientific Studies as well as a Stage 1 Aboriginal Studies or Stage 2 University Studies, all of which will contribute towards achieving their SACE.

The partnership aligns with the new Aboriginal Education Strategy, which is about sharpening our focus to ensure that all Aboriginal children and young people are successful learners and skilled for their future.