parent and community engagement

The PaCE program has been funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to assist Aboriginal students and their families and in the Taree and Gloucester areas. 


PaCE supports Indigenous students to stay in school by involving them in culturally appropriate experiences including 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, career choices and higher education planning


PaCE Coordinator, Sean Ploder says, “My role is to consult with schools, the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and community members to support educational and cultural outcomes. At TIDE we ensure the Biripi students are well cared for and we will continue working with Chatham High School, Wingham High School, Wingham Public, Wingham Brush, Cundletown Primary, Taree West Public School, Manning Gardens and Gloucester High School and Chatham Public School. 


PaCE Coordinator: Sean Ploder
Phone: 02 6552 3652