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Chifley College Mount Druitt Campus

Chifley College Mount Druitt Campus

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Supporting our students

Chifley College Mt Druitt Campus

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.


My name is Narelle Trist and I am very excited to return to Chifley College Mt Druitt Campus as their A. E. O (Aboriginal Education Officer)

As an A. E. O.,  I provide assistance to teachers, Aboriginal students and their families to support improved learning, welfare and well-being outcomes for Aboriginal students.

My goals when working with teachers in the school is to:

  • assist Aboriginal students in all school activities, including excursions
  • discuss with Aboriginal parents the educational progress of their children
  • identify and develop resources to support the learning outcomes of Aboriginal students.
  • assist in the development and implementation of personalised learning plans for Aboriginal students
  • help maintain effective relationships between Aboriginal students, Aboriginal parents, the Aboriginal community and school staff.

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, as well as community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Students representing Aboriginal culture.

There are a range of Aboriginal programs available to students:

Burajara Room

This space is reserved for Indigenous girls and is facilitated by Ms Smith, our Aboriginal Education Officer. Students can partake in cultural activities, yarn ups and is a space for breaktimes. Students are focused on creating a community of strong Aboriginal women who work together, focused on learning, attendance and success. 

Clontarf Academy

Our Clontarf Academy is facilitated by Luke Swain and Lazarus Brown. This space is developed, with the support of the Federal Government, and aims to support young men to improve their educational outcomes, attendance and transition into future work or career possibilities. 

Pathways to Dreaming

An aspirational University program facilitated by the Western Sydney University. Students are selected from a series of interviews to engage in this program to allow students a univerity experience during high school. 

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity and aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information refer to:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information refer to: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information refer to: Supporting refugee students.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers, as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs visit Disability, learning and support


Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It helps to identify, prevent and respond effectively to student bullying, including online bullying. It provides information about online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools refer to the department’s Bullying of Students – Prevention and Response Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools refer to:

Mount Druitt Chifley College Anti-bullying Plan 2023 (PDF 178.3kb)

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Student leadership

Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.

Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.

For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools visit Student voice and leadership.