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Aboriginal Spiritualities - Enhancing Catholic Identity and Education

  • 23 Mar 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Taoundi Aboriginal College - 1 Lipson St, Port Adelaide


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Aboriginal Spiritualities - Enhancing Catholic Identity and Education


This course examines the contribution Aboriginal spiritualties make to Catholic Identity in educational settings.  We will examine cultural and spiritual custodianship, links to ecological conversion and 21st Century Reconciliation agendas and impacts on pedagogical leadership. Catholic Church and theological source material is used with social justice and transforming leadership investigated and modelled.

System Accredited Module


Tauondi Aboriginal College
1 Lipson St

Time: 9.00-4.00

Morning tea and lunch provided


School leaders and teachers in Catholic Schools


Dr Roma Aloisi
Is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and spiritual woman, first generation Australian of Calabrian heritage. Roma has enjoyed a multi-disciplinary educational career as: teacher and school based leader Currently Senior Education Advisor: ATSI Education & Senior Secondary Education, Roma’s diverse academic background spans interests across: education, theology and gender-race-ethnicities. Roma’s Doctoral thesis: Speaking the Unspeakable. Interrogating leadership: gender-race-ethnicity in Australian Catholic Education was nominated for two research awards. Roma also received a Transformational Leadership in Indigenous Education award from the University of Adelaide.

Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan
A multi-cultural and multi-lingual man whose cultural and spiritual home is Walungurru (Kintore) Community near the NT/WA border. He is a qualified teacher/educator and is currently the Central Australia Manager for Red Dust Role Models. Jonathan is an Indigenous Education Ambassador for the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, 2015 NT NAIDOC Award recipient and a prominent motivational speaker on the importance of schooling and learning for life. Since 2012 Jonathan’s commitment, support and contribution to the work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Team has been considerable and extensive.



Standard 2: know the content and how to teach it
2.1 content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

Standard 6: engage in professional learning
6.2 engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 engage with colleagues and improve practice

Standard 7: engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and community
7.1 meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.2 comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
7.4 engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Registration : closes Friday, 16 March 2018

For further information regarding registration:

Susan Barker
Catholic Education Office
Ph  8301 6682

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