Worawa Term 4 Newsletter 2013

Click here for news about Worawa’s 2013 Presentation Day, Phillip Island Camp, Polytechnic and Curriculum Happenings for the Term.

Click here for our Presentation Day Video


WORAWA Professional Development Seminar

Knowledge and Understanding of Aboriginal Australia.

The Australian Curriculum Priorities will require schools to audit their curriculum provisions and implementation strategies.  The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Priority provides an opportunity for schools to review and renew the place of the organising ideas within their program.  On the land of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station and within the cultural environment of Worawa Aboriginal College, participants will learn about Australia’s Aboriginal past and also be exposed to the realities of the present and hopes for the future.

Click here to download full seminar program

Click here to book

Term 3 Newsletter

We were so proud of our girls this term for their wonderful efforts in the school production of The Sapphires.

Click here  to read all about the event and the other activities that have been going on this term.

Click here to view the Sapphires Production Video

Technology Enriched Curriculum Program (TECP)

Worawa was one of fifteen schools in Victoria that participated in a student literacy and school engagement curriculum project throughout 2011-12.  The research report associated with the project entitled Learning in Motion: Connecting Schools and Knowledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children. Investigating iPads for learning and literacy describes the research and includes a broad  discussion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.  Issues arising include:  That electronic tablet devices support literacy progress and engagement with schooling of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children when applications are culturally inclusive and respectful of local community culture and knowledge. This report is a preliminary study that provides a basis for ongoing research. Apart from general detail, schools have been de-identified regarding data. A copy of the report can be obtained by clicking here.

The Sapphires College Production

The Sapphires Project began as an idea late in 2012. Ms. Lois Peeler, the Executive Principal of Worawa decided it would be the next major Arts Project for the college. The power of the story was that it was a modern Indigenous story and it was part of the Principal’s life story.

After creating a college version of the story, the plans were made and the process began. Click here to read more in our latest newsletter.

Click here to view the Sapphires Production Video.

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Reconciliation Sports Carnival

Worawa’s annual Reconciliation Week sports carnival is an event that we are proud to conduct each year and our partnerships with other schools are a true demonstration of a commitment to Reconciliation.

Activities this year include a netball round robin, little league match and the always highly anticipated football match between Worawa and Melbourne Grammar.

For further information, download the flyer.

Sista Act

Powerful women raising funds for Worawa Aboriginal College – includes Deborah Conway, Deborah Cheetham, Libbi Gorr, Denise Scott and more…

Friday May 17th, 7pm, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport.

Tickets available through TryBookings.

See flyer for more details.

Worawa presents ‘Til the Black Lady Sings’

Featuring Yorta Yorta Soprano Deborah Cheetham

Thursday May 30, 6.30pm
Madeleine Centre Montagner Auditorium
Genazzano FCJ College, 301 Cotham Rd, Kew
Tickets $45, Concession $25

Book Online Here ›
Or call 03 5962 4344 or email admin@worawa.vic.edu.au

For further details, download the flyer.