This year, the senior Indigenous students from years 3-6 have been working on Passion Projects. Each of the students picked a topic to research and tried to include an Indigenous perspective.
Dirt bikes, Soccer, Indigenous Cooking and Indigenous Medicine.
We have all learnt a lot about each topic and all of the students did an outstanding job. Click on the links to check out their Power Point Presentations.
Yarn and Cuppa
Each of the students presented their projects to their families and staff at our NAIDOC WEEK Yarn ‘n Cuppa afternoon. Afternoon tea was prepared by the students which consisted of BBQ Kangaroo, Bush Tomato damper and chutneys and Wattleseed Anzac biscuits.
Koori Radio & Yaama Dhiaan Excursion
In Term 2 our senior Indigenous students went on an excursion to Koori Radio station and Yaama Dhiyaan hospitality training college.
On our first stop, 2 of our students were thrown into the studio and put in front of the microphone for a LIVE radio show. They handled themselves incredibly well. We had the opportunity to interview the station manager and also got to record a few promos for a few of the shows. If you’re ever listening to Koorio Radio 93.7, listen out for our kids saying “You’re listening to Koori Radio, LIVE and DEADLY!”
Our second stop was Yaama Dhiyann. It is an excellent hospitality school for young Indigenous people who are looking to build their skills to work in that industry. We got to meet the owner & head teacher Aunty Beryl and Matt Tribb. It was very inspiring to listen to them speak about how passionate they are about Indigenous food and healthy lifestyle.
Koomurri Visit 2014
In 2014 Rozelle was lucky enough to have the Koomurri group visit us. They performed a smoking ceremony for us as well as a welcome song and dance (with some fo the teachers!). In groups, students took turns learning about different aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. We listened to the didgeridoo, danced, learnt about boomerangs and other hunting tools, had our faces painted and painted a huge canvas which included every student's hand in the whole school!
Here's a little taste of some fo the activities we took part in.
Yarn and Cuppa 2014
This year we hosted a Yarn and Cuppa breakfast for parents, carers, student and staff. It was a lovely and relaxed catch up and a chance to chat about plans for the rest of the year. The students enjoyed learning some games from the Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource such as 'koolchee' and 'kai'. We are looking forward to the next one in Term 4.
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