Communities and partnerships

Communities and partnerships


School programs

Walanga Muru partners with high schools to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students receive the preparation they need to succeed at school, develop their cultural identity, and have the resilience to overcome life’s challenges and emerge as one of tomorrow's leaders.  Opportunities for partnerships with high schools include the Ngamuru program, on-campus days, rising stars camps, and critical thinking study programs for students.

Ngamuru program

The Ngamuru program is a longitudinal school and student engagement program. The program targets secondary students in Years 7 to 12. Delivered in schools, the program focuses on developing skills around strong identity, engagement with education, social skills and resiliency.

Our Ngamuru vision is to ensure the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students throughout their schooling and to prepare them for university by building on their unique personal, academic, and cultural strengths.

For further information about the Ngamuru program, or to register your school's interest, please contact Amelia Corr on or 9850 8624.

On-campus days

Providing future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with an opportunity to experience University life.

The Walanga Muru Campus Experience Days provide opportunities for students in Years 10 to 12 to visit the Macquarie University Campus at North Ryde. The students enjoy a day of engaging activities aimed at raising aspirations and demystifying the university experience.

For further information about on-campus days, please contact Amelia Corr on or 9850 8624.

The Rising Stars camp

An opportunity for tomorrow's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to immerse themselves in University life, consider career options, and develop their leadership talents.

Walanga Muru hosts an annual three-day leadership camp for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander year 10 students. Students experience activities that develop their leadership skills, cultural knowledge and future aspirations.

For further information or to register your interest, please contact Taylah Pearce on or 9850 8631.

Critical thinking unit

Our Critical Thinking unit provides year 11 students the opportunity to start their degree at Macquarie University while still at high school.

The unit PHL137 covers the fundamentals of critical thinking and reasoning. All learning is completed online with optional on campus sessions.

Study starts from February to June 2018. Walanga Muru will provide tutoring, mentoring and individualised support.

For further information please contact Taylah Pearce on or 9850 8631.

Corporate engagement

Walanga Muru works across a wide range of industries and sectors through various educational initiatives. We aim to enable all Australians to contribute to reconciliation through various initiatives and educational programs in schools, communities and workplaces.

Walanga Muru works with corporates and industries to support the facilitation of various Indigenous strategies such as Indigenous Engagement Strategies, Indigenous Employment Plans and Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP). Organisations starting out on their reconciliation journey can be supported by Walanga Muru to build the foundations for relationships, respect and opportunities.

To engage with our team, please contact Todd Phillips, Aboriginal Workforce Development Coordinator on or 9850 7797.

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