Through their hard work in the classrooms over the past 14 weeks, 400+ Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students have been able gain (with only a little bit more work to go) valuable SACE Credits by completing the SAASTA Integrated Learning subject this semester. I know we are all already counting down to the 2017 Aboriginal Power Cup....but for now, we should reflect on the wonderful times we have shared and memories created over the past few months. A massive kudos needs to go out to the sometimes unsung heroes of such a big program - the staff in our SAASTA schools. Their hard work, extra time, dedication and care is what supports students to get over the line when the going can get tough! Likewise, let's applaud all the students for the efforts they have put into the learning opportunities offered to them, whether it be classroom, practical or culturally based. The incredible experience for students to perform a cultural dance on Adelaide Oval (shown below) is the culmination of a lot of hard work from so many people. I know watching it back makes the SAASTA staff even more proud of the achievements of our young people, and we hope to continue to deliver this curriculum/program for many years to come....
Another wonderful video of the experiences of our SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy lads and their recent experiences in Melbourne. Wonderful to see all these exciting young men grasping their opportunities with both hands and learning from some fantastic organisations and mentors... #SAASTA #PowerAboriginalPrograms #EnergyAustralia
The SAASTA Elite Netball Program girls spent the afternoon with fitness coach Simon, pushing the tempo and really putting their new kicks through their paces - Pushing Performance
Just a quick note to participating students and parents :) With the up and coming Aboriginal Power Cup don't forget to make sure that you have your black formal pants and shoes ready for the awards ceremony and Dance on Adelaide Oval so that you look the part.
If you didn't see the telecast of the game Sat night, check out some photos of the SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy boys joining in with their Power brothers to sing team song after the win - what an amazing experience!!
A great day for the SAASTA Aboriginal AFL Academy - running out victors in a great display, AAA 15.10.100 to Laguntas 8.7.55
Home stretch now. End of the 3rd quarter and AAA are leading 13.9.87 to 4.7.31 - lets finish strong boys!!
Perfect day for footy! Half time and a great start by our boys, with AAA 9.7.61 leading Laguntas 2.7.19
Great start by the boys! 1/4 time and AAA are up 6.5.41 to Laguntas 2.1.13
Check out these snaps of the SAASTA AAA Lads and their time in Melbourne so far. We are just heading off to Punt Rd now for the big game....
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." A generous gift with the expectation of nothing in return. Proud to see you represent!
After arriving in Melbourne, the SAASTA Aboriginal Academy boys went down to Arden St for a walk through the North Melbourne FC facilities and a meet & greet with Lindsay Thomas, Daniel Wells & Jed Anderson. Now just settling into the hotel before the big week ahead!
Played a fantastic game!!
https://www.facebook.com/theadvertiser/posts/10153549771716947 Wow, what a way to make your mark! Congratulations young man, you are a fantastic role model for your peers & we are all behind you on what is sure to be a very special night! DreamBelieveAchieve
Roma Mitchell Secondary College Open Night is in full swing tonight! If your son/daughter is interested in joining the program, come down and visit Mawson Lakes Academy teacher Mrs Butterick & check out her awesome SAASTA display!