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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

USQ delivers degree for nurse-to-be

Story courtesy the Koori Mail ..

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Busy time for Oorala

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Science is popular in Coolgardie

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

SEARCHING for solutions through science has become highly popular with Aboriginal students at the Christian Aboriginal Parent-directed School (CAPS) in Coolgardie, Western Australia.

The school recently held the CAPS Science Fair, with the goal of stimulating excitement in the community by showing what can be achieved through science and encouraging guests to see the world around them in new and different ways.

Alan Alipio, the teacher who turned on the ‘science light’, said it was great to see the “enthusiasm, courage and a fearless exploration” for science at CAPS.

Recognition
School principal Kurtis Leslie said recognition at last year’s statewide science talent search competition, sponsored by Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA), had increased CAPS students’ enthusiasm in science, with many more keen to be part of this year’s talent search.

“Last year our science students from Years 9 and 11 focused on the natural environment and how our world could be protected,” he said. “They looked at how waste produced from the slaughter of animals for human consumption might be used as a bio-diesel alternative.

“It was an experiment that saw them recognised as winners in the 58th National Science Talent Search competition.”

CAPS Coolgardie was established in 1981 by parents seeking to create a strong Christian education for Aboriginal studentsto enable them to be workplace-ready or keen and prepared for tertiary education.

The school has Aboriginal and other students from the local area and outside ofthe region, and Australian and International teachers who live and work in the Coolgardie area, many who have moved to the area bringing their own children to become students at the school.

Former CAPS students include lawyers, educators, business operators and internationally recognised dancers, actors and creative directors.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Poetry and more on the program

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

THE Yala Gari poetic language and storytelling program is returning for another year, offering Year 6 students from Alexandria Park community schools and nearby Green Square in Sydney the opportunity to create, record, publish and exhibit poetry.

Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi poet Lorna Munro is teaming up with her brother Lyall to lead the workshops, encouraging the students to explore connection to country, culture and language through poetry, music, digital media and visual arts.

At last year’s Yala Gari program, Ms Munro created poetic works with students, that were then featured on banners around Redfern in celebration of this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘Our Languages Matter’.

Red Room Poetry is running Yala Gari as part of its Poetic Moments program, which artistic director Tamryn Bennett said exposes audiences to poetry in unexpected places.

“Celebrating first languages and culture through poetry has been incredibly empowering for our poets and the Redfern community,” she said.

“Expanding the Yala Gari program in 2017 will continue to encourage and respect first languages through poetic artworks in the public arena.”
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Wilcannia TAFE students get their just deserts

Story courtesy the Koori Mail ..

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

09-Aug-2017

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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Curriculum revamp

THE draft Australian Curriculum attempts to move beyond, rather than entrench, a ‘black armband’ view of history, according to Aboriginal educator Chris Sarra.

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