ACHIEVING RESULTS THROUGH INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
It provides Indigenous students attending selected Queensland secondary schools the opportunity to participate in a program that encourages and rewards improvements in school attendance, behaviour, academic achievement and effort.
Moreover, the ARTIE Program promotes the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural identity and awareness amongst its participants. The ARTIE program has adopted the motto of "Inspire, Encourage, Succeed" which forms the bases of a myriad of strategies that aim to improve the schooling endeavours of participating students.
The FOGS (Former Origin Greats) organisation plays a key role in the delivery of this program through the strength of the brand, accessing community leaders and professional bodies, as well as providing links to high-profile past and present sportspeople. This is a key factor in reversing the cycle of disadvantage and ensuring that students involved in the program are provided with every opportunity to succeed in achieving their goals through education.
What are the objectives of the 'ARTIE' program?
The objectives of the ARTIE program are heavily aligned with the Australian Governments 'Closing the Gap' strategy. More specifically, ARTIE is focused on two of the six Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) targets, namely;
- Halving the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade;
- Halving the gap for Indigenous students in Year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates by 2020.
The diagrammatic displayed below offers a simple structure for program implementation within schools. This philosophy differs in regional and rural locations.
Barcaldine State School P-12
Kawana Waters SC
Mt Morgan SHS
Redbank Plains SHS
FOGS would like to thank our ARTIE sponsors
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Milton QLD 4064
Former Origin Greats
Castlemaine StMilton QLD 4064
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