Catholic Schools NSW is committed to improving the educational outcomes of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We value diversity and celebrate the richness it brings to our schools and seek to further support the cultural identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, ensuring they become successful learners.


Provided are searchable collections of resources on external sites such as ABC Education, TED Ed, WooTube, NSW National parks and the Australian Children’s television network.


Catholic School NSW warmly thanks the Department of Education and Association of Independent Schools for making provisions for our schools to access their Learning at Home resources.

Koorie Teaching Resources

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country

Protocols for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture

The Eight-Way Framework of Aboriginal Pedagogy

This framework provides eight interconnected pedagogies to support and include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. These pedagogies are also useful for all learners.

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Tools and resources matched to the Australian Professional Teaching Standards.

This is an external link for a number of descriptors of the APST. Simply click on “Proficient” and go to standards 1.4 and 2.4 to see real examples of practice related to these descriptors. AITSL has a range of other resources and research relating to standards 1.4 and 2.4. Search ‘Aboriginal’ in the search bar to find the most up to date and relevant resources.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education: Resources for pre-service teachers

Developed in close collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Respect Relationships Reconciliation (3Rs) study resources are designed to support teacher educators incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in initial teacher education (ITE) courses.

The 3Rs materials comprise three separate but inter-connected study modules:

Module 1: Know yourself (know your world)
Module 2: Know your students
Module 3: Know what you teach

National Centre for Australian Children's Literature

A series of dreamtime stories and other books written by Indigenous authors linked to associated teaching and learning resources.

NCACL or the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature has a comprehensive collection of material about Australian children’s literature. The collection has books, artwork, ephemera and author and illustrator research files.

Endeavour: Eight days in Kamay

Learning and teaching resource

Here you will find:
ways to explore Aboriginal knowledge and histories highlighted alongside European perspectives through diverse K-11 student-centred learning activities links to videos, historic documents, images and other material from institutions and collections worldwide.


TIPIAC provide Indigenous perspectives for key Learning Areas from P to 6 inline with the Australian Curriculum. Programs are planned and developed by Indigenous teachers who work closely with cultural practitioners, elders and community members. TIPIAC’s program brings Indigenous culture to life in the classroom through innovative and fun techniques.

Yamani - Voices of Ancient Land

ABC ME’s Education block broadcasts weekdays from 10.00am – 12.00pm during the school term.
ABC Open: Mother Tongue

ABC Education Topic Showcase: FIRST AUSTRALIANS

A selection of the best resources from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures collection.

A NSW Government website - Education

Learn new skills and update your knowledge by exploring high-quality K-6 curriculum resources, professional learning and advice.

National Museum

This free classroom resource supports teaching and learning about Indigenous history and culture. It is based on the powerful stories shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Encounters exhibition.