The 2018 school year is coming to its conclusion and we are preparing to celebrate the achievements of our students throughout the year. We invite you to join with us in this celebration on our Presentation Day with our Guest of Honour, her excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria.
Following the Awards Ceremony guests may adjourn to the Sandra Bardas Gallery to view an exciting exhibition of Aboriginal fine art by our students and communities they come from. This event is not suitable for your young children.
When: 12 December 2018
Where: 60-80 Barak Lane, Healesville
RSVP By 5 December 2018
RSVP is essential. Guests must be seated by 10.50am.
Narelle Urquhart is a Wiradjuri woman from Leeton, NSW. As a child, under the policy and mindset of the day, Narelle and her siblings were removed from family and placed in an institution in Grafton and later moved to Robinvale. Difficult times saw Narelle homeless for a time. She then became a student at Worawa Aboriginal College. Narelle credits her experience at Worawa in developing self-efficacy and resilience which she applied in overcoming many challenges to ‘live’ the change that she had always dreamt of.
Today, Narelle is a strong advocate for education. She currently holds the position of Indigenous Cultural Support Officer at Bond University. In this role, she helped to establish the Nyombil Support Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students which provides a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for Indigenous students.
An accomplished artist, Narelle’s art shows the beauty that lies deep within her Aboriginal culture and reflects her thoughts and feelings about the past and present, whether it be traditional stories, contemporary issues, social justice or her focus art, the Gospel.
A mother of four, Narelle feels her biggest accomplishment through art, work and family has been her children and the vision they hold for themselves through the role she has played in their lives as a single mum. She also loves to be involved in her community.
12 December 2018
60-80 Barak Lane, Healesville
5 December 2018