Wannik - A Strategy For Improvement
The Wannik Education Strategy promises significant changes at all levels of the education system. These changes are a necessary response to the disparity in educational outcomes between Koorie and non Koorie students.
The strategy proposes to:
• reform the government school system’s education of Koorie students
• support greater student engagement
• provide more literacy and numeracy support
• provide support and encouragement for high-achieving students
• expand and develop the Koorie support workforce
• renew our focus on parental engagement
• share responsibility appropriately across government
In the Barwon South Western Region the role of the Koorie Education Co-ordinator (KEC) position is to support the provision of greater management responsibility from the region to ensure that the support services are directed to the areas of greatest need in respect to Koorie education.
At school level, the Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO) is responsible for delivering support and services to Koorie children and their families through their region and replaces the past Koorie Educators, Koorie Education Development Officers, Koorie Early Childhood Field Officers, and Home School Liaison Officer positions.
For contact information for the Koorie Engagement Support Officer (KESO), contact the
Barwon South Western regional office on:
Postal address and location: 109 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, 3350
Phone: (03) 5337 8444 Fax: (03) 5333 2135
Postal address: PO Box 2086, Geelong, Victoria 3220 Location: 5A Little Ryrie Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220
Phone: (03) 5225 1000 Fax: (03) 5225 1099
For contact information for the Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (LAECG), ring the KESO, or the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) at:
144 Westbourne Grove, Northcote 3070
Phone: 9481 0800
Fax: 9481 4072
Individual Education Plan for Koorie Students (KELP)
An Individual Education Plan (KELP) for every Koorie student P-12 will be developed in partnership with the student, their parent/guardian and Koorie Engagement Support Officers (KESO). For information about your child's KELP, contact the KESO.