Introducing Brooke, Aboriginal Teaching Assistant



My name is Brooke Cuthbertson. I am a proud Melukerdee / Nuenonne Palawa woman from Southeast Lutruwita (Tasmania) and I have just commenced working as an Aboriginal Teaching Assistant (ATA) at Our Lady of Mercy College. Employed in this role, I will provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families, as well as work closely with educational staff to provide multi-cultural direction to improve learning experiences for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.


I am passionate about fostering positive learning outcomes for Indigenous students. Prior to working at Our Lady of Mercy College, I was employed in tertiary education, where I worked in the Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research. In this role, I supported and helped to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their tertiary studies.


It is my goal to create a culturally responsive school environment. Furthermore, I am open to answering any questions that you may have regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and education.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. I am looking forward to working with you. I will be on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays and am available via SEQTA Direqt Message, as well as via email at brooke.cuthbertson@cewa.edu.au.


Kind regards, Brooke Cuthbertson

Brooke and students from Our Lady of Mercy College attending National Sorry Day 2021 at Koombana Bay Foreshore.
Brooke and students from Our Lady of Mercy College attending National Sorry Day 2021 at Koombana Bay.

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