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Aboriginal education

Aboriginal Education (ABED)

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand, lead and learn. This land is and always will be Aboriginal land. We would also like to pay our respects to the elders both past, present and to those leaders emerging who will carry on the hopes and dreams of our nation into the future. We recognise the strength, resilience and spirit of our nation’s first people.

About Aboriginal Education at GHS


Our Aboriginal Education Office sits at the heart of Gorokan High School. Our team of Aboriginal Education Officers and teachers ensure that all students have the opportunity to connect to culture and build meaningful relationships with our community. When attending Gorokan High School you will have the opportunity to be involved with Aboriginal Art, Dance and Didge. Additionally we will support your connection to culture through a variety of excursions including the boy's "Going Bush" trip to Narromine and the weekly Ngura Program. We continue to excel in bridging the gap of education by delivering tutoring programs and in-class support. We look forward to continuing your cultural journey, dreams and aspirations with us at Gorokan High School.

Programs are run throughout the years to support our students with culture and identity, as well as maintaining high expectations and getting ready for the future.

Programs/Opportunity include:

Year 7 Aboriginal Art, Didge group, Quicksmart
Year 8 iBelieve through Newcastle Uni Wollotuka Institute
Year 9 Brospeak and Sistaspeak, Shaek a Leg, Year 9 Wollotuka Engagement Camp and Ngura
Year 10 Wollotuka Year 10 Uni Insight Days
Seniors Wollotuka and TAFE info seminars, NRL School to Work

Throughout the School – Aboriginal Dance and Didge, Narromine Excursion, Pirru Thangkuray, Aboriginal Sports days, Starstruck, School Spectacular, Muru Bulbi Cup.

Current Staff

Benjamyn Glachan Head Teacher Aboriginal Education Learning Pathways benjamyn.glachan@det.nsw.edu.au
Lesley Armstrong Aboriginal Education Officer and Central Coast AECG President Lesley.m.walker@det.nsw.edu.au
Madeline Turner Matthews Aboriginal Education Officer Madeline.MatthewsTurner@det.nsw.edu.au
Gregory Macdonald Aboriginal Education Officer Gregory.macdonald3@det.nsw.edu.au
Juanita Lake Student Learning Support Officer  Juanita.lake@det.nsw.edu.au

Some of our students

Students who have engaged with Gorokan HS Aboriginal Education Unit have displayed a strong sense of cultural awareness and support while at school and into the future. This is displayed through the speech a past student presented to the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Partnership Agreement on the 30th October 2020. Jock Clenton’s speech can be seen in the clip attached.


We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and community. We have had many students who have completed their education at Gorokan HS and excelled in their respective fields such as: the media, academia, sporting endeavour and the creative space. Many students come back to Gorokan HS to support our students as mentors.