Presentation Day 2011

Our annual Presentation Day is just around the corner.  This is a special day where we acknowledge and reward the achievement of our students.   We extend an invitation to you to join with us in this celebration.  The program commences at 11am on Wed 14th December at Worawa College, 60-80 Barak Lane, Healesville.  It includes a traditional smoking ceremony, a student musical presentation, a keynote address by Deborah Cheetham, student awards presentations, an art exhibition and a tour of the school.  Light refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful celebration.

School Holiday Program

Tiffany Kuiper enjoys a day in the city

Tiffany Kuiper enjoys a day in the city

Worawa has introduced a School Holiday Program which is being held during this term break. A fun filled holiday program has been designed to trial the program which is being tested by a small number of students who have elected to stay at the College during the term break.

A wide range of activities are offered with some very clear favourites of the girls—perhaps the most favourite is the opportunity to attend the Grand Final Parade. The College has had the support of the team from the Yarra Ranges Council Youth Services Program. The School Holiday Program is supported by families and communities who see the benefit of the safe and supportive environment that Worawa offers.

The Worawa holiday program will receive a boost with the launch of the Aspiration Initiative Residential Program which will be held at Worawa. The Aspirations Initiative will bring together thirty young people who have had notable success as part of the NAPLAN test process. Young people on both programs will have the opportunity to meet and share cultural and social activities. Both groups will come together in a “getting to know you” disco before engaging in their various program activities.

Steve Parrish Photography Workshop

Worawa

This term students participated in a photography workshop led by noted photographer Steve Parish.  Steve is incredibly passionate about photography, but also about Indigenous education. The students were truly inspired by his work and were also given an opportunity to use his camera’s and take some photo’s around the school.  For the full article see our Term 3 Newsletter.

Worawa Debutante Ball

On 26 August, twelve Worawa students were partnered by boys from partner schools, Scotch College and Luther College to make their debut at the Worawa Debutante Ball. The ball was part of a broader suite of activities under the College’s Pathways to Womanhood program which is aimed at supporting young women to understand the transition to womanhood, to build self-esteem and prepare them to take their place as leaders in their own communities as well as in the broader community. The students who made their debut come from remote and regional Aboriginal communities including Titjikala, Yuendumu, Ilpeye Ilpeye, Epenarra, Darwin and Wagga Wagga. Over 200 guests enjoyed the evening with many parents traveling from home communities to see their daughters make their debut.

A segment of the Deb Ball was shown on the 7.30 Report on Channel 2 and can be viewed on the internet at: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3317047.htm

For the full article, please see our Term 3 Newsletter.