Michael Bloomberg and his family are set to open a new school for Indigenous children in South Australian Government-owned land.
Mr Bloomberg has already spent years preparing the new school, which will be called Hope, in an area known as South East Queensland, and has been preparing to open it since 2013.
“We have to keep working at it,” he said.
“The people in this community have been waiting for this for decades and we are trying to bring that home.”
Mr Bloomberger said the school will be open to all children, from the ages of four to 18.
“This is our second school for indigenous children, so we have got a really good mix,” he explained.
“When we start school, the parents have to have a permit and a social work licence and they are very good with that, so they have really good skills in the curriculum.”‘
We’re going to bring them out’Mr Bloomenberg said the new Hope will be a “very different school” to the other existing schools in South East Qld.
“I think this school is going to be a really different place, with a much higher level of engagement with Indigenous children,” he remarked.
“Because we’re going the Indigenous route, we’re just going to have to be really patient.”
It’s not going to happen overnight.
It’s going to take years and years and hopefully there will be some good teachers.
“Mr Hope is expected to open in 2019.
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