Our partners


CNS brings together partners from across education, government, philanthropy, and the community, all working together to improve schooling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Four Australian universities – led by The University of NSW and including The University of Sydney, Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology – are collaborating with eight schools and communities across urban, regional and remote parts of NSW.

CNS is supported by the Paul Ramsey Foundation, the National Indigenous Australians Agency and the NSW Government Department of Education, in addition to monetary and in-kind contributions from university, school and community partners.

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The Connection is an initiative working in partnership with Social Ventures Australia to improve student outcomes in communities experiencing disadvantage by collaborating with school leaders to magnify best practice for their development and better student outcomes. 

We are working closely with The Connection to support the work of school principals and Aboriginal Cultural Mentors to construct closer relationships with families and communities. 

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The Aboriginal Studies Association (ASA) champions the CNS project across the state including showcasing CNS schools and team members at its annual Leadership Conferences.

The ASA also provides financial and administrative support for CNS team members and Aboriginal visitors and speakers.

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