WELCOME TO THE ARTIE ACADEMY
Since 2009, The Former Origin Greats (FOGS), ARTIE (Achieving Results Through Indigenous Education) have been committed to gaining a better understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the issues they face in today’s society. Therefore, we are dedicated to utilising staff, resources and innovative approaches to capture the attention of participants to support our program’s objectives.
The ARTIE Academy will assist to ‘Close the Gap’ in educational outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their non-Indigenous peers. It will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attending Queensland State Secondary Schools the opportunity to participate in a program that provides encouragement and incentives for improvements in school attendance and effort and behaviour.
The ARTIE Academy operates with high expectations focusing on improved school attendance and engagement for students.
We have become familiar with the many barriers of employment, education and training such as
housing, literacy and numeracy, generational unemployment and isolation. We do not have all the answers but are willing to work collaboratively with communities, government agencies and other services providers to see results and improvements in school attendance and engagement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.