Year 7 classes have been involved in both categories, Make-a-Difference
and The Futures Project, of the P.A.L.S Reconciliation Awards for 2004.
have produced a newspaper with an Aboriginal theme in an effort to increase
awareness of Aboriginal culture, historical and contemporary issues, and
the talents and contributions to Australian Society by Aboriginal people.
Through working on this project, it is hoped there will develop a little
more reconciliation of attitudes and improving of understanding between
are working with three other classes to design and paint a picket
timeline is being created detailing important historical information related
to the hero Yagan from the Noongar culture. This is to be in the form
of artwork painted on the path leading into the remnant Banksia woodland
at our school. Students were also actively engaged in the planting of
shrubs and trees endemic to the area in an effort to restore a degraded
section of the bush. This has also been part of the awareness process
in helping students to appreciate the integration of plants and animals
in the lives of the Noongar people.
project has been our school’s focus for 2004 with the hope that ongoing
work will continue in future years.