In 2005 Indigenous leader Waverley Stanley approached TAS Headmaster Murray Guest and invited TAS to join his Yalari Foundation as a partnership school. In 2007 TAS enrolled its first Yalari student and since then the school has enrolled a further 10 students through the support of Yalari.
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Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
In 2010, TAS was contacted by Australian Indigenous Education Foundation CEO Andrew Penfold seeking a similar partnership with AIEF. In 2011 TAS enrolled its first three AIEF indigenous students and has since enrolled a number of others with the assistance of AIEF.
To visit the AIEF website, click here.
Indigenous Student Scholarships are for boarding students only. For more information on Indigenous Scholarships at TAS, click here
Minimbah Aboriginal School
What started as a grass-roots program whereby senior English students from TAS would visit Minimbah to read and play with their boys and girls at Minimbah has grown into something of much greater significance. TAS Junior School and Minimbah now have a combined athletics carnival; during summer terms Minimbah students have learn to swim lessons in the TAS pool, and combined National Day of Healing and NAIDOC Week activities are also held.
As a result of this growing relationship, TAS is able to support the students and staff at Minimbah while at the same time deepening the understanding of our own staff and students about the contemporary Aboriginal experience.
Mr Barney Buntine
Aboriginal Students Co-ordinator