Worawa Aboriginal College is located on the culturally significant land of great natural beauty. Aboriginal culture is embedded in the College’s operations. Observance of cultural protocols and Aboriginal values is a requirement for students, staff and visitors. The Worawa Cultural Standards provide a means of assessing a student’s observance of cultural protocols.
The culture curriculum allows the students to come into contact on a daily basis with inspirational leaders from the Aboriginal community which in turn helps foster the students’ pride in the community and community involvement. Units of work are developed that align with or reinforce key cultural understandings such as Connection to Community, Exploration of Place, Celebrating Past and Future. The culture curriculum is designed to provide students with understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal values, history and how they as Aboriginal people are valued members of Australian society whilst recognising the uniqueness of their position in that society.
Each term the College holds a Cultural Celebration where students are involved in all aspects of the event including planning, meal preparation, cultural activity, performance and hosting guests. The end of year Presentation Day combines the acknowledgement of students’ academic success and cultural learning, highlighted by student cultural performances. Involvement in Indigenous cultural activities, events and arts festivals along with partnerships with Bunjilaka at Museum Victoria and the Koorie Heritage Trust, augment cultural learning.