Catholic Schools NSW  is committed to improving the educational outcomes of all Aborignal 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 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.

Stories of the Dreaming

Years 9-10

This animated series tells Dreaming stories from the different clans of the Yanyuwa people. The present generation of Yanyuwa elders from Borroloola are very concerned about passing on knowledge to future generations. This series was created to assist the elders to maintain this knowledge.

Teaching Aboriginal Languages in Schools

Stage 4 Languages

Aboriginal languages are everyone’s languages. Even if we don’t always realise it, we’re often using words from Aboriginal languages when we talk about suburbs, parks, rivers, mountains and more. This is because so many place names in Australia are from the Aboriginal language of that region. Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in our schools is one way to provide official recognition, and it provides benefits that go beyond the classroom.

Word Up

The diverse languages of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta — one word at a time.

Gambay: Australian First Languages Map

Dust Echoes

Subjects: English | History
Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

Dust Echoes is a series of twelve beautifully animated Dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to Country and Aboriginal custom and law.

Endeavour: Eight days in Kamay

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.

Move it Mob Style

Stage 4-5 PDHPE, Dance, History

An Indigenous youth dance-based health and fitness program which teaches viewers mad dance routines and showcases the latest Indigenous hip hop beats, while also delivering strong health messages.

Yamani - Voices of Ancient Land

ABC Education


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

Important updates for Year 12 students

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Tools and resources matched to the Australian Professional Teaching Standards.

AITSL provides illustrations of practice. 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.

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.