8 February 2024
On Wednesday Week 1, we had the pleasure to host our very first SAASTA Day at MBHS for our Year 10-12 program for 2024. SAASTA stands for the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy. It sits within the Department for Education and it's an education program for Aboriginal learners from years seven to twelve.
SAASTA is a curriculum program that creates opportunities for Aboriginal students to participate in a culturally responsive and safe curriculum that's connected to developing themselves as Aboriginal people and creating the next generation of leaders.
The senior SAASTA program has had a restructure this year at MBHS, where we now host Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students from surrounding schools to join the Murray Bridge SAASTA Academy, and runs all day every Wednesday for Years 10-12.
We are lucky to have students from Mannum Area School join us in our senior school academy this year, with the students already settling well within our academy. Overall the first session was a tremendous success in what looks to be an exciting year ahead for the program.