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Alternative title: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Good Morning, Mr Sarra : My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children
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Chris Sarra is best-known nationally as the school principal who turned around the toxic culture and poor attendance rates at Cherbourg State School in Queensland. Slowly, Sarra's 'Strong and Smart' vision lifted community expectations and transformed Cherbourg into a school with below-average rates of truancy, growth in student numbers and low levels of vandalism. Under Chris' leadership the school became nationally acclaimed for its pursuit of the 'Strong and Smart' philosophy and Chris' work there was featured on ABC's Australian Story (2004). In November 2009 he was named Queensland's Australian of the Year. Good Morning, Mr Sarra is the story of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, life behind this vision. From his childhood as one of ten children in a country town, to the galvanising of his educational philosophy at university, to its support at a national level. Now with his Stronger Smarter Institute, Chris Sarra is pursuing and achieving improved outcomes in literary, numeracy and attendance for Indigenous children across the country. By providing leadership and education to a new generation of Aboriginal students,he is offering them the means to determine their own futures.(Publisher blurb)

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Works about this Work

BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6)

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

Book of the Day : Deborah Mailman Deborah Mailman , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 January 2015; (p. 20)
Overview John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 186-209)
Trauma and Grievance John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 68-101)
'Good Morning, Mr Sarra' Launched 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 5 December no. 293 2012; (p. 6)
Early Lessons Spur Success Justine Ferrari , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Good Morning, Mr Sarra : My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children Chris Sarra , 2012 single work autobiography
How a Trailblazing Educator Triumphed 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 December no. 541 2012; (p. 38)

— Review of Good Morning, Mr Sarra : My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children Chris Sarra , 2012 single work autobiography
'Good Morning, Mr Sarra' Launched 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 5 December no. 293 2012; (p. 6)
Trauma and Grievance John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 68-101)
Overview John Gatt-Rutter , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bilingual Cockatoo : Writing Italian Australian Lives 2014; (p. 186-209)
Book of the Day : Deborah Mailman Deborah Mailman , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 January 2015; (p. 20)
BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6)

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

Last amended 25 Jan 2018 11:30:48
Subjects:
  • Cherbourg, Murgon - Wondai area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, Cherbourg, Murgon - Wondai area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
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