The Indigenous Student Ambassador Network (ISAN) provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 11 and 12 students with leadership opportunities.
It promotes a strong sense of cultural identity and leadership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Participating schools work with their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to nurture a school environment that facilitates a sense of belonging, strengthening identity and culture to enable all students to positively engage in learning.
Benefits of the ISAN program
- Provides an avenue for a united student and community voice
- Improves the relationship with the local community
- Promotes cultural safety in the school, enabling students to feel comfortable identifying as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage
- Promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation and recognition in the local community
Aims of an Indigenous Student Ambassador
- Improve relations between the school and Indigenous community
- Act as a voice for the expression of student opinion
- Communicate student opinion to the school administration for the benefit of the school
- Encourage student involvement in student-based activities
- Encourage and provide opportunities for student leadership and organisational abilities
- Become involved in initiatives that may lead to the overall improvement of the school
- Support student representation of the school, wherever possible
- Encourage activities and behaviour that lead to a greater public image for the school
- Work towards a cooperative and harmonious school environment
Visit the frequently asked questions page or contact ISAN Project Officer Ivana Waddington by email.