More than 70,000 students have been involved in 240 projects across the State.
Each year schools or classes that complete a project can enter the PALS Awards and win great prizes for their teams and their school.
All Western Australian schools are encouraged to undertake a PALS project as part of their annual school activities. At the start of the academic year, schools are encouraged to plan and register their commitment to a PALS project with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA).
PALS projects can take on many different forms and have included: recording oral histories, writing books, learning language, cultural camps, art workshops, student exchanges, e-PALS, Dreamtime story learning and many more.
Read how a PALS project supports the WA Curriculum Framework and the five core shared values.
What is critical to PALS are the elements of the project:
- There must be a partnership with Indigenous people and the broader school community (such as parents, local councils and other community people).
- The project must create an opportunity for all those involved to accept, learn and share with each other.
- Ideally, a PALS project considers the social fabric of the school community such as social and economic circumstances and cultural backgrounds.
Last modified: 17 May 2013