Mabo Faculty is focussed on the study of the Humanities including English and Social Sciences and provides those senior students (Years 10 - 12) seeking an academic pathway for tertiary studies (ATAR) after completing year 12. Humanities based subjects allows students to develop a range of invaluable 21st century skills including critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, information literacy and empathy.
Future Careers, Professions and Industries
On graduation, students have proceeded to study across a broad range of disciplines in such areas as education, business, law, psychology, languages, philosophy, international studies, marketing, politics and journalism.
Mabo Faculty is named after Edward Koiki (Eddie) Mabo (1936–1992).
Edward Koiki Mabo was an Indigenous Australian man from the Torres Strait Islands known for his role in campaigning for Indigenous land rights and in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius ("nobody's land") that characterised Australian law with regard to land and title, and officially recognised the rights of Aboriginal Australians to own and use the land on which their families had lived for millennia.