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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  • English Extension 1 12 Task 1:TASK 1 Imaginative Response and Reflection Year 12
  • Food Technology- 9FT2 Task 5: Yearly Exam Units 3 & 4 Year 9
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  • Preliminary Dance Pilates 11
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  • UOW Discovery Day Year 12
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  • Onstage - Drama Excursion
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  • Yr 12 Pathways Evening Year 12
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  • Technology 7TEA2 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
  • Technology 8TEA4 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Technology 8TEA6 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Callback 2019 11
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  • Technology 8TEA5 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 8
  • Technology 7TEA1 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
  • Technology 7TEA3 Task 1:Digital Citizenship Quiz Year 7
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  • Alan Davidson Cricket
  • Drama Task 1:Research Task Year 9
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  • English 8G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 8A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 8
  • English 7G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 7A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
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  • Swimming Carnival Yrs 7-12
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  • Verbal Combat Yrs 7/8
  • English 7M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 7
  • English 9G Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
  • English 9A Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
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  • English 10Y Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
  • English 10E Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 10
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  • English 9M Task 1:Diagnostic Writing Task Year 9
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  • HSC Forum @ Hazelhurst
  • Music 12 MUSIC Task 3:TASK 3A AURAL Year 12
  • Music 11 MUSIC Task 1:1A PERFORMANCE Year 11
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  • Shape 2018 HSC Seminar & Exhibition
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  • Mathematics Advanced Task 2:Investigation Task Year 12
  • Mathematics Standard Task 2:Investigation Task Year 12
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  • Museum of Ancient Cultures Yr 9 &11
  • Ancient History and Forensic Archaeology Excursion Yr 9 Forensics & Yr 11
  • Science Task 1:Electrical Design Year 9
  • Music 8G Task 1:PRACTICAL Year 8
  • Music 8A Task 1:PRACTICAL 8
  • Technology 7TEB6 Task 1:Promotional Prototypes Moodle Test 7

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