Leanne Bovington, the new Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officer for Catholic Education, Diocese of Bathurst, has been appointed to assist schools become more culturally safe and aware.
Leanne will work with all 33 schools in the diocese, but particularly the 14 that don’t have access to their own Aboriginal Education Worker (AEW).
Formerly an AEW at James Sheahan Catholic High School in Orange for eight-and-a-half years, Leanne’s new role will enable her to benefit all 33 schools of the diocese.
A proud Aboriginal woman from the Walbunja Yuin language group, she has strong connections to the land and its peoples.
“My role is an exciting step forward for all our students and staff in the Bathurst diocese, a movement forward culturally and professionally, as it truly fosters reconciliation for all students and staff, allowing them to develop respect for diversity and an understanding of cultural difference,” Leanne said.