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There are special learning programs for students at Aboriginal schools in outback South Australia, regional centres and metropolitan Adelaide.
Teaching programs take account of culture, social experience and learning experience. Aboriginal languages are spoken at most Aboriginal schools.
Preschool, primary school and high school are usually offered at separate sites but are sometimes combined on one site.
Where high school subjects are not offered at a remote school, students have options like:
- distance education courses
- boarding while attending high school — travel concessions and allowances to help with accommodation are available through the Indigenous Youth Mobility Program.
Aboriginal students from remote community schools can get financial assistance to attend the Wiltja high school program in Adelaide.
Wiltja students enrol at either Woodville High School or Windsor Gardens Vocational College, and attend both mainstream and Wiltja classes. Students board at the Wiltja residence at Northgate.
For more information contact:
Aboriginal students who experience difficulties at traditional high schools can attend Warriappendi School at Marleston in Adelaide. Warriappendi has a special program that helps students re-engage in the education process.
For more information phone Warriappendi School on 8293 3137.
Aboriginal Education Directorate
Phone: 8226 4391
Email: education.aboriginalstrategy [at] sa.gov.au