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Hawk A and I Table

​What is the Hawk A&I Advisory Table?

The Advisory Table is part of a series of conversations to establish School and Community Educational Partnerships.  These are opportunities for parents and community to work in partnership with the school to improve Indigenous student outcomes. 

Vision

Our vision is to ensure that Indigenous young people succeed.  We invite you to participate in the Advisory Table to assist Indigenous young people onto a pathway for success.
 

Aim

The main aim of the Advisory Table is to reach agreements that are supported by action plans and respond to school strategies and issues. The Advisory Table also reviews these agreements as necessary.  They will be led and facilitated by Harristown State High School and the Hawk A&I Advisory Table.
 

The Advisory Table is a formal meeting that brings together school educators, parents and community to:

  • Share information
  • Examine, progress, negotiate or resolve issues that need school, cross government and/or community action
  • Explore ways for community and schools to understand issues
  • Reach agreements on 
    • Priorities and desired outcomes
    • Develop, approve, review and/or renegotiate agreements
    • Review and report on action arising from previous Advisory Table meetings
 

Focus

The Advisory Table is about listening to parent / caregiver and school priorities, building closer links between student needs and school service providers, measuring and reporting outcomes and coordinating ongoing action.

Advisory Tables do not happen in isolation.  An effective working group is one where an active engagement process has been undertaken.  This could include:

  • A number of community and/or school based on specific issues
  • Workshops to develop agreements
  • Community meetings

To make sure that agreements are implemented, actions stay realistic and achievable all parties to the Advisory Table must be involved in an ongoing way.

When

Meetings are held twice a term on a Thursday. These dates are published in Hawk Chat and on the digital noticeboard at the front of the school, prior to meetings.

Key People

  • Stacey Trindall, School based Community Education Counsellor
  • Bronwynne Jones, Head of Department Indigenous Programs
  • Ian Brackstone, Acting Deputy Principal
  • Daryl Docherty, Regional Community Education Counsellor