Sista connection

Sista Connections is a Aboriginal Girls program focussed on empowering Aboriginal women to be leaders and role models of the future. The program provides academic support, empowerment through entrepreneurialism and employment, wellbeing, and community connections. The program is anchored in the values of:

  • Respect
  • Personal Best
  • Resilience
  • Leadership

Sista's from both campuses will learn more about:

  • Build self-esteem as a result of gaining new skills and knowledge                                                                          
  • Gain their sense of identity – who they are
  • Be confident and proud of themselves
  • To connect positive choices about education and future careers prospects
  • Homework club
  • Assessment support
  • Traineeship opportunities
  • Senior pathway options
  • Women's business

Sista Connections program builds capacity of our girls, employability, mental health and wellbeing of our girls and pathways to senior success. Sista Connections in partnership with community equips our girls with the tools they need to engage in their education.

The program objectives are designed with an emphasis on:

  • Building friendships
  • Building resilience
  • Connection to community
  • Connection to self
  • Connection to culture
  • Increase in school attendance
  • Academic achievement and personal achievement
  • Improvement of Year 12 graduation rates
  • Facilitation of post-school transitions

Hastings Secondary College prides itself on fostering a strong sense of belonging within the school community. Because of this, all members of the school community need to have an area where students can learn and connect in a significant cultural environment.