Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS)
Each year, 22 Indigenous boys and girls (around Year Seven age) come to live at the MITS campus in the Vaucluse, Richmond. Each day they to go school inside the Richmond Football Club, where they study an intensive curriculum focused on numeracy and literacy. MITS provides a warm home-style environment that celebrates culture and understands the challenges of transitioning from a small community to a big city.
At the end of their MITS year, our students move into scholarship positions at Melbourne Partner Schools. Throughout their MITS year, students spend time at their Partner Schools, providing genuine transitional learning for both student and school.
“MITS has developed a new model for education of Indigenous students from remote and regional communities across Australia.”
Dobsons are proud to support this wonderful initiative with fully designed academic and sports uniforms for all students.