Indigenous Program


Indigenous Education and Training Futures

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we meet and pay our respects to the elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

The Division of Indigenous Education and Training Futures drive improvements to the learning, training and employment outcome of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student through the state.

All students, regardless of their background are entitled to world class education and training services at every stage of their lives, from cradle to employment, so they can maximise their potential, and play an active part in the community and economy.

The Division is driving programs, policies and projects aimed at closing the gap in learning and life outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

ESHS Staff

SharaSaunders.jpgShara Saunders is ourIndigenous Support Officer. She is here at the school all day Tuesday and half days Wednesday and Thursday. You can find her in room N8 or you can contact her on

QATSIF Creative Arts Competition

Unleash your creativity and enter the QATSIF Creative Arts Competition which is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Queensland secondary schools.

You can show off your talents in music, dance, drama, storytelling, poetry, visual arts, photography, videography, design etc.

Please send your creative arts piece and 2020-QATSIF-Arts-Comp-Form.pdf to

2020 QATSIF Creative Arts Competition closes on Friday, June 26.

QATSIF Scholarship

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (QATSIF) was created to give Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families increased educational choices and life opportunities.

Under the QCE Scholarship Program, QATSIF provides two-year scholarship funding to support students commencing in Year 11. QATSIF funds successful schools which then provide scholarships to individual students. The intention of the funding is to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander student retention in Years 11 and 12 rather than simply sustain existing retention rates, and funding has to be used to complement and build on existing school and community programmes and support for individual students.

For more information please visit the QATSIF website

The AIME Program

AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous students finishing school. AIME also connects students with post Year 12 opportunities, including further education and employment.

For more information visit their website: AIME.

There are also AIME mentoring youtube clips you can check out!

Indigenous Student Support Centres at Universities and TAFE

This list is not exhaustive, but covers most of the main universities our students access.

Last reviewed 01 March 2021
Last updated 01 March 2021