Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

A great outcome for students from Tweed River High School, who attended the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). A number of our students took part in several workshops over the past year that were held at Southern Cross University, Tugun Campus.

All students were a credit to the school and took part in a range of activities. A number of our students have been involved in the AIME program for several years. We were very grateful that five of our students this year have been recognised for their commitment to the program. They are as follows:

photo for AIME story

Jalen Riley

For his leadership, commitment to school and the AIME program. Jalen is a mentor for younger students in the program, and the sky’s the limit for him.

Rhiana Leaupepe Perkins

For her commitment to the program and her schoolwork, but also for her leadership and incredible singing performance whilst in Sydney.

Krystal Riley, Talia Tonkin & Brooklyn Freer

For their commitment to the program and their schoolwork. The leadership they possess and the positive, respectful attitude these girls carry inspire those around them.

Rubin Duroux

A young leader and a young, positive role model for those around him.

This is a great program and we encourage our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to attend these workshops.

We would like to extend a massive thank you to Tracey Kingi, Relieving Aboriginal Education Officer, and Excursion Coordinator, Julian Emsley.

Story contributed by Tracey Kingi from Tweed River High School. Published in 2017.