Ocean View College recognises, values and respects the role of Aboriginal families and Aboriginal communities in the education of our young people.

For many years Ocean View College B - 12 has valued the connections that have been built between the school & local Aboriginal Communities. Parents are consulted and input is taken seriously. The school is committed to continuing this approach.

Aboriginal Education Team

Covering the college from Pre-school to Year 12 is a group of 7 main staff who work to support students and meet on a regular basis.

  • Two Aboriginal Community Education Officers (ACEO)
  • In-class support in Junior School
  • Senior student tutoring
  • Aboriginal Education Teacher (AET) – shared between the junior, middle and senior schools

Yaitya Ku

At Ocean View College we have a dedicated room for Nunga students and parents where we encourage you to drop in and meet with the staff and yarn about any concerns that you may have. Yaitya Ku (a Kaurna word meaning ‘a room belonging to indigenous people’) is located behind the canteen in the Japanese block. Please come and visit us.

Programs For Aboriginal Students

While the college offers many mainstream programs that Nunga students enjoy, there are some programs specifically designed to engage and support leadership development in our students.
These include:

  • Reconciliation Week
  • Sorry Day
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Cultural Week

Junior students are encouraged to participate in the Nunga Choir learning to sing in the Kaurna language and cultural maintenance activities.

Aboriginal Perspectives Across The Curriculum

Our ACEOs and AETs offer support to all teachers to present inclusive programs in each classroom.

Community

Ocean View College Nunga students sit on the board of the Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee (AYAC) at Kura Yerlo and participate in the photography project.  Our students also participate in Nunga Girls Group coordinated by Second Story and Western CAMHS at Woodville.  We also have a Nunga Boys program coordinated by Kura Yerlo, and participate in Nunga Days such as the Western Area Careers Expo, Understanding SACE, a Taste of University etc.