Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus 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.
The Aboriginal Connections Hub inspires young people to build deeper connections to themselves and others in meaningful and authentic ways. Our educators build relationships to support learning and building of confidence of our students and parents.
There's much to learn from spending time in the Aboriginal Connections Hub and using powers of observation & connection to become aware, note changes and take affirmative action.
The Aboriginal Connections Hub is open to students years 7 to 12. We have an Aboriginal Secondary Education Transition Officer and an Aboriginal Education Support Officer. They work with students closely in and out of the classroom, encouraging and assisting our Aboriginal students through their education.
The Aboriginal Connections Hub is also a homework centre with the primary aim of the learning hub to encourage improved levels (both academic and non-academic) for our Aboriginal students. Students that attend the hub are offered support and small group support. Some students like to participate in a quiet space to complete work, and others use the room to connect with like-minded students.
We actively encourage connection from outside organisations to come into the campus to support staff, students and families to overcome any barriers towards education and have very successful outcomes based on this approach.