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The number of Aboriginal student enrolments remained the same as 2011 with a total of 10 students. Three of these students will be moving onto Naracoorte High School in 2013. Over the last year there have been a number of activities happening both within the school and community. Most of these activities take part of the Reconciliation and NAIDOC Week celebrations. Student and family involvement is encouraged during these celebrations as a time to acknowledge and embrace our Aboriginal history.
We were fortunate enough to have Andrew McLeod visit and share with the local Aboriginal community the value of education and how it has played an important part in his life.
Students are provided with the Deadly Vibe magazine. This magazine shares stories, celebrations and events from across Australia. Students are encouraged to enter the competitions which have a literacy and numeracy focus. We were fortunate enough to have a winner with one of our Year 1 students.
Our newly introduced Australian History classes have embraced the new Australian Curriculum with a focus on Aboriginal Perspectives. Students from this class had the opportunity to see a Ngarrindjeri elder carve out a traditional canoe a traditional canoe “yuki”. This proved to be a valuable learning experience and students gained an understanding of our Aboriginal culture. Prior to the carving commencing the elder performed a smoking ceremony asking permission from the spirit of the tree to remove its bark. This is the second canoe over the space of a 100 years to be made in the South East.
Thank you to staff for their support.
Date Last Changed 16th April, 2013
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