At Northern Bay College we are proud to have a strong cohort who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI). The college participates in the Department of Education and Training (DET) Early Years Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program for identified students from Prep to Year 3 and the Extended Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program students in Years 4 – 6 for intervention support to help Close the Gap in Education.

The college celebrates Harmony Day, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week. These celebrations include cultural activities as well as guest speakers from the community.

Supporting students

The Delama Room is a room dedicated to learning during class times and available as a lounge during breaks. The college runs a tutoring program for A&TSI students in Years 9 – 12 during school hours and has additional support available for all year levels through our Extended School Day Program. A Cultural Program is also offered as part of the Extended School Day Program.

In addition to the DET programs, the college participates in the Short Black Opera program which gives students in Years 4 – 6 the opportunity to learn from and perform with proud Yorta Yorta woman, Deborah Cheetham. The Lions Club of Anglesea also fund an all-inclusive camp for our A&TSI students in Years 5-10 where our students stay overnight for two nights and participate in a range of cultural and sporting activities. The girls Year 9 - 12 are encouraged to participate in Weenthunga, a resilience program encouraging young A&TSI women to consider a career in health industries.