School takes pride in Aboriginal history and culture

Woy Woy Public School has recommitted to its relationship with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families this school year, with the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.

The school said they have teamed up with Narragunnawali to develop an environment that fosters a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

The Plan has been developed with the input of teachers, students, community members and the local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

The school also said they are “very happy to welcome back our Mingaletta Aunties this year, who will be working across the school on Wednesdays, sharing their culture and stories.

“They will be visiting each K-6 classroom several times this year and will be visiting Guliyali Preschool and our Special Education Unit every week,” the school said.

“They will also be adding Aboriginal perspectives to our Stage 2 History and Geography lessons.

“The Aunties are a valued part of Woy Woy Public School, generously giving their time each week to impart their cultural knowledge.”

Woy Woy Public School’s cultural dance group will continue

The cultural continuum excursions initiative, which is unique to the Peninsula, will continue.

The program provides Indigenous students a cultural excursion every year with students from neighbouring public schools, Woy Woy South, Ettalong, Umina, Empire Bay and St John the Baptist Catholic.

Patrick Pumpa has also come onboard as the school’s Aboriginal Education Officer to support students in class with Literacy and Numeracy, working with the Aunties and Community, and organising cultural activities.

Newsletter, Feb 11
Woy Woy Public School