Strait home for schools

Teachers and students can explore the history, geography and language of the Torres Strait, and contemporary issues of sustainability, trade and culture, using comprehensive Teacher Notes.

Teacher Notes connect directly to State Library collections and Strait Home exhibitions. They are based on the Queensland Curriculum and current practice with reference to the National Curriculum and Indigenous Perspectives.

Curriculum links

  • SoSE (Language, Learning and Communication; History and Geography)
  • The Arts (Active Learning Processes; Visual Arts; Media)
  • English (Language, Learning and Communication; Text Construction and Interpretation; Visual Media)

Strait home teacher notes

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Island Treasures: Torres Strait Children Share Stories

Children from Boigu, Erub and Mabuiag Islands, and Kubin Village on Moa Island, tell wonderful cultural stories and histories of the Torres Strait in this special book.

These stories, enhanced by cultural and learning notes, support the National Curriculum and are told from an Indigenous perspective. A valuable education resource, the stories aim to help other communities and cultures better understand and appreciate the customs of the Torres Strait.

The State Library has partnered with the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and their Indigenous Knowledge Centres to produce Island Treasures. Specialist educators Lynnette Griffiths and Dot Walker worked closely with students and communities to compile the stories.

Following the official launch on 20 August, Island Treasures will be distributed to all Australian libraries, all Queensland schools and a number of schools in other states. It will be available to view in the John Oxley Library, at The Corner and in kuril dhagun at the State Library, South Bank, and in IKCs throughout Queensland.

Funded through the Australian Government Indigenous Culture Support program.