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Ceduna Area School ‘Dreaming Trail’ Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||19 December 2005|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||Ceduna, South Australia, Australia|
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|Ceduna is located on the Western Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia.|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Tourism|
|The Ceduna Area School 'Dreaming Trail' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the Koonibba community council, Ceduna Indigenous leaders, the Commonwealth Government and the South Australian government. It provides for the funding of an Indigenous dreaming and horticultural trail at the Ceduna Area School that will be made up of Indigenous plants important to Indigenous Dreaming and traditional medicine. |
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreement' below.
The SRA forms part of a whole-of-school intervention strategy proposed by the School Governing Council and the Parents in Partnership Group, and is linked with the Ceduna Area School's Aboriginal Studies program. This strategy aims to use traditional knowledge and cultural exchange to integrate educational programs with career pathways, potentially leading to long term employment and economic development.
The SRA also aims through the building of the Dreaming Trail to promote community harmony and reconciliation, as well as increasing community capacity with the provision of business training and economic development opportunities. In addition, the SRA envisages that the building of the Dreaming Trail will lead to the development of an Indigenous tourism and economic enterprise.
The Koonibba community council and Ceduna Indigenous leaders will:
Families and individuals will:
The Commonwealth Government Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) has proposed to provide $45,000 of funding for specialist Indigenous people to assist in the design of the trail and to research local stories and native plants.
The South Australian Government Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS) proposes to provide $5000 towards the costs of students participating in culture camps.
The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement.
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA provides for the following performance indicators, to be provided once by DEST:
1. Details of how Indigenous community members are involved in the carrying out of the project;
2. Ways in which Indigenous students have been assisted by the project;
3. The number of Indigenous students whose attitude to school and learning was a positive one by the end of the project;
4. The number of Indigenous parents and community members who had actively participated in the program at its completion;
5. Proportion of Indigenous students with a positive attitude to school and learning; and
6. The number of Indigenous parents and community members who actively participate in school activities.
In addition, DECS must report on a six-monthly basis on the number of students involved in the project.
The feedback mechanisms and SRA monitoring strategies include:
|Australian Government - Indigenous Portal (2005) SRAs and RPAs Website - Ceduna Area School 'Dreaming Trail'|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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