The Future Footprints program is an initiative of AISWA that began in 2004. The program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who have chosen to attend one of the 18 participating schools in Perth.
The primary goal of the program is to ensure positive engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the education system, to enhance their sense of belonging and self-worth within the education system, and provide students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed. Future Footprints is based on an Aboriginal Family Model, of peer support and leadership.
Future Footprints is a well-established partnership between students, schools, parents, communities, and sponsors. The broad aim of the program is to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and enhance their opportunities post-school to further education, training, and/or employment.
Each year Future Footprints coordinates a number of initiatives and events that bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from participating schools. Future Footprints has also assisted schools in establishing their own school-based programs, which form an important part of the schools' culture and foster great pride within the Independent School community.
Looking for a participating Future Footprints school?
AISWA member schools participating in the Future Footprints program can be found on the Participating Schools page. You can also search for a boarding school in the Search for a School directory.
Lead Aboriginal Education Consultant
0427 663 035
08 9441 1603