The Wandana Program continued today for those classes who were not involved in the Day One activities. Again classes participated in the Yigi-Yigi, the Culture Talk and Juungkurr as well as contributing to the Julngkul Warrma. The groups today also painted ‘journey stones’ to document their Wandana journey. The final ceremony was a fitting way to end a magnificent two days of immersion in our indigenous culture. The Julngkul Warrma will be framed and take pride of place in the redesign of our Library space.
Yesterday Sr Louise and Sr Pia came down to be part of the Julngkul Warrma as part of the Wandana experience. Sr Louise placed her hands in the ochre paint and place her handprint into the centre of the Julngkul Warrma. This symbolised the Poor Clare Sisters being the heart and soul of our beautiful College. When she finished a few of us thought we could see the image of a heart on Sr Louise’s hand. However when we looked at the handprint as it appears on the Julngkul Warrma there was… Read More
Today the College began a two day immersion into indigenous culture. Under the guidance of Wandana, the students began the ‘Binal Bungal’ (listening and learning) Program. The day started with a full school assembly in the College Hall. Acknowledgement to Country, followed by a Reconciliation prayer created an atmosphere of reverence and reflection as our indigenous students and school leaders were offered the traditional ochre paint markings. At the conclusion of the ceremony students participated in the Smoking and Cleansing ceremony with members of the community encouraged to place a gum leaf… Read More
Over the last break we continued the upgrade of a number of spaces around the College. Our Science Labs had new projectors, whiteboards and sound system installed to complete the refurbishment of this space. Last term we purchased writable tables for each lab to make collaboration a much simpler process. In Lab 3 we have completely revamped the space with data projectors at the front and rear of the room to enable multiple activities to be happening within the space. The rear projector is interactive which is essential with the number of… Read More