Rise & Shine

Our Rise and Shine project is delivered to students, parents/caregivers and community. Jagun is committed to achieving results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist in better engagement in school environment, increase attendance and making communities safer.

  • 2016 Uncle Tony and Jagun Elders presented with North Coast Aboriginal Education Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Education Achievement by an Aboriginal Community Member Award presented to Uncle Tony Perkins
  • Delivery of workshops
  • Provide support to students, parents/caregivers, community and school staff with educational outcomes to increase and continue engagement with their learning pathways
  • Engage with parents/caregivers and community of school requirements and importance education plays in future employment for students
  • Support with referrals to professional support services
  • Develop, strengthen and maintain relationships with Elders at schools for students and promote positive relationship with Elders, parents/caregivers and school staff
  • Empowerment of cultural awareness, cultural safety and values, ethics, build cultural capacity, respect and resilience to ensure students maintain engagement with their education and language
  • Cultural support and mentoring to students, parents/caregivers, community and school staff
  • Assisting in breaking down of barriers between the community and school staff
  • Changing attitudes and respect both with students and school staff
  • Support and inspiration for Aboriginal Education Officers and tutors
  • Build strong leadership
  • Support to improve educational outcomes and
  • Promote positive relationship between home and school for students, parents/caregivers and community

Rise and Shine project is funded under from Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.