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Goal 5: Aboriginal learners excel at school

For Aboriginal learners to excel at school, it is vital that schools are culturally supportive and responsive learning environments.

Cultural safety and connection to culture is a critical foundation that supports Aboriginal children to be confident learners and makes schools more inclusive of Aboriginal students and their aspirations.

5.1 Bring Aboriginal achievement at school in line with learners' aspirations

5.1.1 Percentage of students in top 3 bands: Literacy or numeracy (NAPLAN) in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9

5.2 Increase the proportion of Aboriginal students who feel safe and connected at school

5.2.1 Proportion of students who feel connected to their school

5.2.2 Student attendance rates in government schools

5.2.3 Number of Aboriginal people on school councils

5.2.5 Number and proportion of school-based Aboriginal education workers (principals, teachers, education support staff) across all government schools


5.2.6 Number of schools teaching an Aboriginal language