Launch of Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026
11 July 2016 | General Interest
On Monday 11th July, Minister for Education James Merlino launched Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan at the Aborigines Advancement League in Thornbury, alongside Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins.
"Marrung sees a new era for Koorie education – of aspiration, achievement and excellence. VAEAI is working to support the Education State reform agenda to achieve high levels of Koorie participation and confidence in early childhood, schooling, training and higher education services," said VAEAI President, Ms Geraldine Atkinson, at the launch of Marrung.
Marrung is a Wemba Wemba word for the Murray Cypress pine tree, representing branches of education and knowledge.
The plan was developed with Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
Click here to read the Victorian Goverment's media release.
Click here to read Marrung: Aboriginal Education Plan.