School Rd,
Gawler SA 5118, Australia
08 8522 2988
South Australia Department of Education Government of South Australia

Jakob Schmaal

Aboriginal Community Education Officer

My role as an ACEO is primarily to provide cultural and culturally sensitive support to both the indigenous (ATSI) students and their families within our school community.

Another important aspect of my role is cultural education to our non-indigenous students. Providing Indigenous perspectives and cultural education to the teachers.

I do this through a range of activities and exercises, such as:

  • Indigenous Games
    Exploring art and art styles
    Traditional art practices
    Bush foods, traditional cooking
    Story telling, history and our changing culture
    Through sharing and exploring indigenous cultures we promote cultural inclusivity, diversity and awareness in our school community.

To learn more about the schools Aboriginal Community Education program click here.