Raising Funds For NT Immersion Trip

In the September holidays sixteen Year 10 and 11 students will have the opportunity to travel to the remote Indigenous homelands of Arnhem Land, the single place on earth where Aboriginal culture is at its rawest and most authentic.

Arnhem Land is dotted with hundreds of homelands where families live and maintain their connections to their traditional land protected by a strict permit system for those wishing to enter.

The homelands are where we will spend the majority of the immersion, volunteering on a project and learning about history and culture from Elders and Traditional Owners. This includes learning traditional dance, fashioning tools, learning about bush tucker (and perhaps searching for some of your own) as well as learning the ancient art of pandanas weaving.

We will work on a service project alongside and chosen by Traditional Owners, whether that means spending time in the classroom with local kids or digging veggie gardens and installing water tanks.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the College Community for your support in helping us raise money for our Service Project, through you participation in the mufti day and bake sale today. Through the sale of hot chocolate, baked goods and donations for mufti day we have raised $1810. This is tremendous and will allow to pay for out service project while we are away.

The immersion will include an opportunity to tour the Adelaide River and see its jumping crocs plus two days in Kakadu National Park, cruising Yellow Waters, and taking a dip at the stunning Maguk Gorge.

This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity for us to be welcomed onto private lands, made part of the family and to give back to Australia’s first people in a safe and meaningful way.