St Joseph’s Nudgee College offers AIEF Scholarships for boarding students.
In 2020, Indigenous education continued to be of great significance on the life of the Nudgee College community. With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at Nudgee College from across Australia, the presence of Indigenous culture is authentic and continues to educate and influence all areas and members of the college community.
Students come from a wide range of communities including the Northern Territory, Cape York, Thursday Island, NSW and central Australia as well as local South East Queensland-based students. It is the connection these young men share with each other, as Indigenous Australians, that enhances the identity of our Nudgee College community and offers an opportunity to deepen the respect, understanding and acknowledgement of the oldest living culture in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than our graduating cohort of Year 12 gentlemen.
Nudgee College provides our Indigenous students the time and the opportunity to engage in social, cultural, sporting and academic experiences that would have otherwise been impossible. We are proud to reflect on 2020 and recognise the significant contribution Indigenous students have made to the boarding community and the many social justice programs conducted within the College. The broad curriculum offered at Nudgee College, supported by a well-staffed tutoring system, as well as a wide range of co-curricular activities, allows the needs of Indigenous students to be addressed and their talents to be shared. Whether it is art, dance, music, cattle club, academic endeavours, or preparation of trades, the shared skills of our Indigenous students add to the richness of the fabric of Nudgee College.
An integral partnership that continues to flourish is our relationship with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF). With their continued support, our Indigenous students have opportunities to further their educational and personal development as well as access support with transition into post school pathways. As a College we are most grateful for their ongoing relationship as we continue in our efforts to improve the educational outcomes of our Indigenous students and add to the richness of our culture through their sharing and presence.
In 2021, AIEF Scholarship Students at St Josephs Nudgee College were spread across Year 7 to Year 12.
In 2021, the 56 Indigenous students enrolled at St Joseph’s Nudgee College were representative of 3.9% of the total population of 1440 students.
In 2021, AIEF supported 24 students at St Joseph’s Nudgee College.
In 2021, the retention and Year 12 completion rate at St Joseph’s Nudgee College was 92%.
Note: Attrition rates do not imply underperformance as students may leave a school for a variety of reasons including changes in personal circumstances such as family relocation interstate, personal or family health issues, or moving to a school that is more suited to the needs of the student.