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parent and community engagement

PaCE is a Government funded, community driven program for parents and carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Taree, Wingham and Gloucester areas.

The aim of PaCE is to enhance the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to:

  • engage with schools and education providers in order to support improved educational outcomes for their children;

  • build strong leadership that supports high expectations of Indigenous students' educational outcomes;

  • support the establishment, implementation and/or ongoing progress of community-school partnerships; and,

  • support and reinforce children's learning at home.

The TIDE PaCE program supports Indigenous students to stay in school and complete their education, by involving them in culturally appropriate experiences. These include guided bush walks with Elders, providing students with school uniforms and other essentials, involving students in learning traditional art and dance programs, such as Waang Djarii. 

PaCE helps students into work experience, making career choices and planning for higher education.

PaCE has been working with the following schools:  Chatham High, Wingham High, Wingham Public, Wingham Brush, Cundletown Primary, Taree West Public, Manning Gardens, Gloucester High and Chatham Public.

Accessing PaCE Program:

TIDE Office:

82 Victoria St, Taree

P.O Box 22 Taree, NSW 2430

Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 3.30pm

Angie Fernance

Mob: 0474 832 243


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