Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) is a partnership between schools and universities that gives support to our Aboriginal students. There are two parts to the AIME mentoring program – firstly, university student mentors come to our school each week to provide tuition that helps our students with their homework and assignments and secondly, a few times a year our students travel to Sydney University to participate in workshops with the mentors.

On Friday Sandra Blackburn and a group of our Yr 9 – Yr 12 Aboriginal students set off for the first mentoring workshop day.  The aim of the workshops is to develop students’ confidence in their own abilities as they move towards university, employment or further training. The students enjoy activities and games in a fun environment led by university student mentors. There were art workshops with WINC and family tree research activities with Link Up too.

Each year student participants are given an AIME hoodie with a distinctive design for that year.  The design is chosen from artwork that is entered in an annual competition. We are proud that the artwork on the 2018 hoodie, titled ‘Forever’, is by Gymea Technology High School student, Serika Shillingsworth, a former AIME mentee in the University of Sydney program.

“My artwork depicts the ongoing connection between the Brewarrina fish traps and I. This is unbreakable for I feel an obligation to visit and take part in cultural practices surrounding the sacred site. Baimae’s Ngunnhu is the central meeting place for tribes along the Darling River. This is where the people conducted ceremonial practices and as a chance for elders to resolve disputes and trade goods.”

The hoodie is available for purchase from the AIME website and funds raised go to supporting the AIME program.

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