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The annual Watta Watnanda Education & Cultural Day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Students was held on Friday 22 July 2016 at the Korin Gamadji Institute at the Richmond Football Club, Punt Road, Richmond. One hundred and sixteen secondary students from the Archdiocese of Melbourne along with staff, parents, Koorie Education Workers and Aboriginal community members were given an opportunity to gather together and live the National NAIDOC theme of Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. The 2016 Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Graduation dinnerwas held on Wednesday 16 September at the Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne, in which 105 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students graduated.

A number of events and professional learning activities were held throughout the year for Indigenous Education, including the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative’, also known as MATSITI, which was a project established in 2011 to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working as teachers in Australian schools. In 2016 the final stage of the MATSITI program saw participants joining with the Koorie Education Workers at a two-day conference where participants had an opportunity to work together on a number of areas.

The annual Watta Watnanda Education & Cultural Day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Students was held on Friday 22 July 2016 at the Korin Gamadji Institute at the Richmond Football Club, Punt Road, Richmond. One hundred and sixteen secondary students from the Archdiocese of Melbourne along with staff, parents, Koorie Education Workers and Aboriginal community members were given an opportunity to gather together and live the National NAIDOC theme of Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. The 2016 Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Graduation dinnerwas held on Wednesday 16 September at the Catholic Leadership Centre, East Melbourne, in which 105 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students graduated.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]