Language - A Foundation of Learning

The establishment of the Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests enables Aboriginal people and communities across NSW to reclaim, revitalise and maintain their traditional Aboriginal languages.

Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests provide a continuous learning pathway for Aboriginal people while recognising the existing language skills and knowledge of Aboriginal community members.

The Aboriginal Language and Culture Nests operate within participating schools to provide Aboriginal students and their families with a continuous pathway of learning, from preschool to Year 12 and into tertiary education (TAFE and universities) and to offer Aboriginal students a new opportunity to consider language teaching as a vocation.

An Aboriginal Language and Culture Nest is a local network of communities, bound together by their connection to an Aboriginal language.

The Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) is delivering Language Nest resources to support NSW schools in providing learning pathways. The Aboriginal Language and Culture Nest initiative is being led jointly by the Department of Education and the Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group (AECG), which is the peak advisory group on Aboriginal education in NSW.

A project requirement is to make resources available online, BOSTES has engaged Momentum Cloud to design and developing the Language Nest resource sites.

More information can be found here.