The Connecting Schools with Indian Communities (CSIC) pilot program is a new funding program administered by the International Education Division of DET. It intends to provide guidance and funding to build activities and initiatives that support collaborative partnerships between schools, the Indian diaspora and the broader community to foster a shared understanding of, and a sense of belonging to, our diverse Victorian community. These outcomes are designed to ensure every Victorian is equipped with intercultural capabilities and can contribute, achieve and succeed in a globally connected Victoria.
In recognition of Victoria's deep connection with India, the Victorian Government launched
Victoria's India Strategy: Our Shared Future (The Strategy) in January 2018. The strong ties between India and Victoria will be further strengthened by The Strategy, which is designed to celebrate our personal connections with India and form the foundations for a mutually beneficial partnership. The CSIC pilot program is one of three educational initiatives contained in The Strategy aiming to develop and deepen Victorian schools' engagement with India.
The outcomes targeted by the CSIC pilot program are:
CSIC pilot program guide provides key information on the pilot program and
useful advice and guidance on how to set up an initiative.
download the guide, see: CSIC pilot program guide PDF 480kb | Word 157kb
If we strengthen and focus collaborative partnerships between schools and the broader community, we will create a more comprehensive network of support for students and harness the full capacity of the community to improve student outcomes. Schools with a genuine commitment to being a learning environment that includes students, teachers, parents and community, make faster, stronger progress towards becoming interculturally capable. Victoria's Indian community presents a rich resource for schools to achieve this. Below are just a few of the expected benefits of schools working with the Indian community:
The following schools have been granted funding as part of the pilot program:
If you have any questions regarding this pilot program, or are interested in developing your own initiative or project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.