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Young and Deadly Mob Program

What is the Young and Deadly Mob program

The Young and Deadly Mob program has been established in partnership with the Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnerships Directorate (AOPD, Students participate over 4 years, operating in a dual enrolment with their physical home school and Aurora College.


  • Support students to reach their learning potential while maintaining connectedness to culture and community
  • Build engagement and retention
  • Enhance transition to high school and HSC pathways
  • Increase Stage 4 NAPLAN literacy and numeracy outcomes
  • Build and maintain community partnerships


Year 5 and 6

Students attend their home school each day, and then step out of the classroom for timetabled, highly interactive synchronised lessons for Mathematics, Science and STEM. All delivery and assessment of these areas are covered by Aurora College only, with the balance of the curriculum delivered by the home school. Students learn with other young Aboriginal students across the state, from schools that are classified as rural or remote. Lessons are designed using Aboriginal pedagogies and in consultation with communities. Students are supported and encouraged to share culture and learn about ways that their culture can connect to and enhance learning in the classroom. Students spend 400 minutes per week in their primary school in lessons with Aurora College. Significant transition support is implemented as students begin to link with their intended high school.

Year 7 and 8

The Young and Deadly Mob then continues for Year 7 and 8, where students now study 600 minutes per week, covering Maths, English and Science. The balance of the curriculum is covered by the home school. Students attend their rural or remote government high school each day, and again step out to interact with their classmates in synchronised daily lessons. Students are supported to transition into high school, with a focus on balanced assessment and in class CheckPoint Tasks to gain a deep understanding about student progress.

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