Lynelle presented for Speaking in Colour at the Adamstown OOSH vacation yesterday our School Holiday Interwoven Workshops. “What a great day we all had !45 little sets of hands creating bracelets and God’s Eye’s
I was so pleased when a little person who was struggling , came back to the group with a friend and nailed her God’s Eye ! Fabulous result !
The kicker today for me was to get a handmade Thankyou card , and the kids asking if I would be back next year ?! Lol”
I’ve just got back home after completing the Healthy Culture, Healthy Country two-day workshop. It truly is an eye-opening experience regarding Indigenous Australian pedagogies. I believe that these types of workshops are important for preservice teachers and educators as sure, I can literally write a 2000 word essay on the issues, the prevailing deficit discourse that revolve around young Indigenous Australian students. However, I don’t think that’s enough to just analyse the problems. I want to be able to address these issues, these types of workshops provide us with effective approaches we can take to cater to our Indigenous Australian students. I really can go on and on, but the key thing that I learned throughout the two days is this: Teachers need to be facilitators to learning and collaborate with the local Indigenous community through the AECG. This way you can work together to provide your students with a contextually accurate and meaningful learning experience. Yes, there will be difficulties and there is no one-size fits all solution and, in my opinion, there never will be. However, the hardest step a person can take isn’t the first step, it’s the second step and the ones after that. We have to keep going and not give up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t miss the next “Leading the implementation of Aboriginal Education in school communities” CPL course to be held on Thursday, 24 May, at Charlestown.
This is a course designed for principals and aspiring principals, leading the implementation of Aboriginal Education in school communities. It explores different ways to meet the challenges often associated with the implementation of whole school change with a focus on the importance of relationships and partnerships.
Here’s a snapshot of what participants at the Sydney course had to say: “A most useful and valuable course”; “Discussions with experts outstanding”; “Loads of resources and validation of what we are doing”; “Making connections and why they are important”; “Great direction for the school plan, professional learning for the next three years”; “Wonderful course, lots of ideas to take back to school”. To register go to www.cpl.asn.au. #education#teachertraining#aboriginaleducation#union#teachers
Bring your kids during these school holidays and let them learn the ancient skill of tracking animals and the story that they leave behind with their footprints. They will also play the Bushtucker campfire game and learn to find the right plants for the right survival situation.
We have two great programs - Bush Life and Bush Food Hunt - that can be combined to make it a full day program by simply booking the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. To find out more visit our website> centennialparklands.com.au/whatson
A bunch of busy bees at the Interwoven session last week. Check out what a few people had to say: “just keep doing what your doing” and “Cherie Johnson was amazing. She knows what she is talking about and her presentation of the facts was excellent. Love the practical hands on with the weaving - this is definitely something we can take back to school and use.” Not getting our news letters then subscribe at www.speakingincolour.com.au #speakingincolour#teacherprofessionaldevelopment#aboriginalweaving#aboriginaleducation#womeninbusiness
Last Wednesday Academy students from Coodanup, Clontarf, Kiara and Girrawheen attended a Careers Fair hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills. There were 12 diverse exhibitors participating in the event, all of whom were extremely welcoming and helpful towards the students. Students were given a passport with a range of questions to ask each exhibitor as they moved around the room. The girls learnt about some of the career paths available in organisations such as the Cat Haven WA, Rio Tinto Australia, South32 Worsley Alumina, Coles and the Water Corporation. Herbert Smith Freehills then hosted lunch for the girls and they had a chance to discuss their career goals and reflect on what they had discovered with their peers and mentors. It was a fantastic and insightful afternoon and we look forward to the next one in Term Two! #girlsacademy#careersfair#careers#careerpathways#postschoolpathways#careergoals#aboriginaleducation
What a weekend! Meeting up with m8s in Alice and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans with my Laj family. I got to show these chicks Jiwaranpa, a big salt lake in the middle of the Tanami Desert, the site of warnayarra jukurrpa. I was lucky enough to be welcomed on to this site by elders on our school country visit last year. No warnayarra in the dried up lake this weekend though. 💛💙💚💚 (we were given permission to visit this weekend by traditional owners of this site) #rainbowserpent#warlpiricountry