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Eidsvold’s Yumbin help everyone feel welcome

​Everyone’s welcome at Eidsvold State School

​Students from Eidsvold look forward to starting their school day – form rooms have been swapped for health and wellbeing groups and students are greeted in the local Indigenous language to make the school more inclusive.

Mr Preston Parter, Deputy Principal at Eidsvold State School said that he was working on the morale of all students at the school.

“As a school with a 50/50 Indigenous population, it is important to ensure that students felt secure and included at school,” Mr Parter said.

“Two years ago, the school took its first steps with the introduction of an Indigenous language reclamation program which ensured all students were able to learn the Indigenous language of the area”

“Students were really keen to learn and use these words and have become more culturally responsive because of this initiative,” he said.

Mr Parter said that other schools should consider health and wellbeing groups like Yumbin as it had had a huge impact on attendance, behaviour and overall satisfaction at Eidsvold.

“It was a really a simple change to the way we work and has had such as positive impact on the whole Eidsvold community,” he said.

For more information visit Eidsvold State School.

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Last updated
18 March 2019