Looking for more ways to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the class room? Our “Frontier Wars - Trugannini” lesson on Wingaru Kids is a great way to do this.
Len flew 95 operational sorties with 78 Squadron from 1943 to 1945. On one flight his aircraft was struck by a Japanese 37-millimetre cannon shell, which wedged itself in the cockpit without detonating. Waters flew for another two hours before landing safely with the shell still intact.
... And Action. Listening to the voices and experiences of students and teachers @pymblelc as part of a program exploring strategies to improve the outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in NSW independent schools. Thank you @pymblelc for having us🙏🏻😃.
"Atuwenhenge atherre. Two friends. We are two of the knowledge holders of our culture. We are two of the great storytellers. We are two of the Elders keeping Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe (Children's Ground) strong so that we can pass on all the important Arrernte knowledge to our children." Leonie Palmer and Therese Ryder, two Directors of Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe and old school friends, sit down for a chat today after our weekly Ingkerrekele Arntarnte-areme (Everyone Being Responsible) Governance meeting.
Donate now and walk with Leonie and Therese.
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It was an interesting story that I’ve sadly forgotten. These mats and felt toys are from @yarnstrongsista and work a treat to build students’ oral language.
Bonus 📷: how many animals can you fit into a tent? Humans had to sleep on the boat when the big rain came.
Today we remember and pay tribute to all who have served in the Australian Defence Force. While many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People experienced discrimination in their own country they nevertheless stepped up to fight for Australia, often returning to a home that failed to recognise their contribution.
Did you catch SBS on Sunday night? My partner, Chris (Jim) Halls and his mum Aunty Sharyn Halls featured on Going places with Ernie Dingo. Highlighting the cultural significance of the beautiful Blue Mountains and in particular the Aboriginal Place known as The Gully, this gave Jim Aunty Sharyn the chance to share their story, the story away from the tourist attractions.
If you'd like to experience a tour of The Gully, or would like to explore Kings Tablelands or any other cultural significant place in the Blue Mountains with Jim as your guide, head over to @bluemountainsancestralpathways to enquire about a tour off the beaten track and away from the tourist!
Jim will also be able to answer any questions regarding the 7 day walk through the Blue Mountains mentioned in the segment.
And yes, I totally photographed the TV like an excited school girl, so proud of the work Jim and his mother do for the Gungdungarra people and the special areas of the stunning Blue Mountains.
Want to see the episode in full? Catch it now on SBS on Demand
The final camp for 2018 is now done and dusted. Over the last two days the NSW AECG have facilitated a Sports, Health, Opportunity and Well-being (SHOW) camp in Appin,NSW. Roughly 80 students on day 1 participated in workshops that explore career paths relating to sport. These included health, media, photography and design. Day 2 consisted of a cricket gala day where students were involved in playing cricket led by @thunderbbl and also carried out some of the opportunities that they had participated in on day 1. Congratulations to our winners and runners up of the first ever SHOW camp gala day. Planning for next years camps will begin shortly so we suggest you keep an eye out for all the 2019 amazing opportunities. #nswaecg#SHOWcamp#aboriginaleducation#thunderbbl#sport#education#wellbeing#opportunities#health
Every week I have a new hands on station in my literacy stations. Not only does it usually involve improving fine motor but it gives them a BREAK! Sometime we get so caught up in all the pressures that we forgot these kids are kids. Love these discs from ALDI!
Throwback to Deadly Choices training in Mackay. How deadly does everyone look in their shirts! Get yours after completing a 715 health check at a participating Aboriginal Medical Service. Find your nearest one via the link in our bio.
I get to teach out in regional NSW with this one. Fire-cracker. She has me in hysterics and I’ve learnt so much from her. Thank you for getting me more in touch with true Australian history. Let’s keep working together, Abbie. You are such a talented actor and educator. Also, should I have one more wine?? ❤️❤️😘 #teaching#australia#aboriginaleducation#bellshakespeare @abbieleelewis