Mabo Faculty

Mabo Faculty is focused 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.  

Literature is a general subject that is available to Kimberley College senior students in addition to English and Essential English. Literature exposes students with a love of reading to mature and engaging texts across a varied range of genres including films, plays and novels. Students learn to read texts in terms of their cultural, social and historical contexts; their values and attitudes; and their generic conventions and literary techniques. The students undertake in-depth studies, develop skills to recontextualize and formulate analytic responses. This subject can be advantageous for providing those students with an interest in tertiary studies a solid introduction to university style reading, research and writing skills. 

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. 

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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.