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Aboriginal Education

Karen Armstrong is the Kirrawee High School Aboriginal Education Officer.

Karen is proud Wiradjuri woman and passionate about Aboriginal culture and empowering young Aboriginal people to be proud of their culture and find strength in their identity. As an educator with the NSW Department of Education Karen is very proud to share her knowledge and culture with our  community.  Karen mentors high school students and participates in community cultural events with her son and daughter.  Kirrawee High School is excited to welcome Karen to our team as she comes with a vast range of skills and experiences including :

• Board member of Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation 2013-2021

• worked as an Aboriginal Education Officer with the Department of Education at Gymea Bay Public School, Yarrawarrah PS and Kurnell PS.

• local and regional AECG representative, Met East Regional AECG secretary.

• Sutherland Shire Reconciliation committee member.

• delivered professional learning for teachers as well as cultural perspective lessons included Yarn Up groups in schools. 

• worked at Facilitate Acknowledgement of Country workshops, cultural awareness workshops with local Pre Schools.

• Coordinated NAIDOC celebrations at St John Bosco Primary school and the St John Bosco Parish Mass.

• Supported  families in community who are searching for their Aboriginal heritage, guiding them to find their lineage and encouraged them to connect.

• Encouraged and supported my children to be proud of our cultural heritage and embrace it proudly which enables them to become emerging Aboriginal leaders in our community.