First Nations People


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We have decided to create this page as a platform to share news and education opportunities for our  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Community. Meridan State College Indigenous Community gathers together at least once a term to discuss our jarjums; how they are going at school, upcoming culture programs, share new ideas and general need to know news to keep us all up to date (including scholarships, jobs and other opportunities). 

All members are encouraged to share their voice and attend meetings. 

A follow up email will be always sent to share the main agenda items for those that can't make it.

Every Tuesday afternoon our Deadly Leader's meet with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary students and share culture knowledge, yarning, stories and circle work. 

They spend time mentoring the young ones and doing simple educational activities together.

This time is special and all come away feeling enriched and connected. 

Meet our 2021 Deadly Leaders Team:

Taylah G - Year 6

Kaiden W - Year 8

Tahla H - Year 9

Casey G - Year 11

Riley Y- Year 12

News :

27 May - 3 June 2021

National Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Australia's theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

More than a word 

Behind The News Reconciliation Week 

National Reconciliation Week

Department's Commitment Statement to Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

There are a number of events happening at Meridan State College this week to recognise the importance of National Reconciliation Week.

  • Judith Shea – being from the Stolen Generation will be speaking with our Year 4 students, our Year 10 history students and our Deadly Leaders 
  • Judith will also be running an Educator's session on Wednesday afternoon 2 June from 3.15pm to 4.15pm 
  • Lunch time activities are occurring in the resource centre for students​

Our P&C and school community thank the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships for their support of our Reconciliation Week activities.

25 March 2021

*Principal Project Officer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Central Queensland Region; Culture and Economic Participation Regional Services; Culture and Economic Participation; Cherbourg

• The role of the Principal Project Officer is to manage the implementation of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative to support policy and program outcomes, improved coordination of government services, and the development of solutions to local and regional issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

24 March 2021

Career Trackers great programs for your Year 10 -12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. For flyer please see below. 

24 March 2021

Our 2021 QATSIF Creative Arts Competition will open in term 2 for all secondary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. In the meantime, Momentum Collective are offering $500 to South East Queensland artists who can help them design their Reconciliation Action Plan artwork.  This may suit some of your young artists.  

More details at:

23 March 2021 

safeTALK for Indigenous Australians

The safeYARN workshops are part of field trials to continue the development of safeYARN with the Sunshine Coast and Gympie communities. 

(Baringa 29/4, Gympie 11/5 & 8-9/6, Mapleton 30/4 & 13-14May)


Last reviewed 30 July 2021
Last updated 30 July 2021