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Worawa Aboriginal College provides families with the choice of an education for young Aboriginal women in Year 7 – 10. An all-girls boarding school, Worawa students receive a quality education in a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. The Worawa curriculum is aligned with the Australian curriculum and personalised learning gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to walk in two worlds with pride in their Aboriginal culture and identity. Enrol today!
“We Believe In Education, Culture & Wellbeing”
On our Presentation Day we will acknowledge and reward the achievement of our students and we extend an invitation to you to join with us in this celebration.
Following the Awards Ceremony, guests will have the privileged opportunity to experience a cultural performance by Gali Yalkarriwuy a traditional Aboriginal (Yolngu) Mala Leader and Galpu clan representative as he dances the Morning Star Dance in celebration of his granddaughters graduation. A student musical production will showcase the talent of our students. Guests may adjourn to the Sandra Bardas Gallery to view a collection of art works that tell the story of the Bnumbirr (Morning Star Pole) from Galiwinku, Northeast Arnhem Land.
Sasha Sarago is a proud Aboriginal woman of the Wadjanbarra Yidinji and Jirrbal clans ‘Rainforest People’ of Cairns, Far North Queensland. A former fashion model, Sasha founded Ascension Australia’s first Indigenous and ethnic women’s lifestyle magazine with an article The Colour of Beauty a new dialogue of cultural identity and self-representation from an Indigenous and ethnic women ‘s point of view.
Enlivened by her passion to articulate a new definition of beauty, Sasha hit the media raising awareness about ‘colourism’ in the fashion industry with an article in The Guardian: Where are Indigenous models in our fashion landscape? Since the launch of Ascension, Sasha now has her sights set on cultivating Ascension into a formidably empowering lifestyle and multimedia company.
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In recognition of the importance of valuing and optimising the understandings, skills and knowledge of our youth/students the Yapaneyepuk Committee undertook to conduct a Youth Forum in conjunction with Yapaneyepuk, The International First Nations Education Symposium ‘Walking Together To Make A Difference’. The Yapaneyepuk Youth Forum was designed to provide senior school students with the opportunity to make connections with ideas, challenges and with each other as they explored the theme of recognition through the Aboriginal values of respect, relationship, responsibility and rigour.
The Forum was planned in the recognition that young people have a powerful voice and the right to contribute their ideas to help shape national and international understandings about policy and practice, which relates to First Nation Peoples. The forum was designed to support and encourage students in their learning journey, and for them to think about education for both the present and future.
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Worawa Aboriginal College acknowledges that educational achievement is underpinned by what occurs at home and in the community as much as by what happens at school. Improving attendance, retention and safeguarding the health and well-being of students require partnerships between the school and parents/family/community.
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We are proud to announce Dr Anita Heiss as an Ambassador of Worawa Aboriginal College. Dr Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is the bestselling author of Not Meeting Mr Right and Avoiding Mr Right, both published by Bantam Australia. Anita has won four Deadly Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Literature, for her novels including Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming and for the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature. She is a regular guest at writers’ festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. Anita is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales. Anita is an Adjunct Professor at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS, a role model for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy and an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence. Anita’s latest novel is Tiddas (Simon & Schuster). Dr Heiss is a great role model for our students not only for her academic achievement, but also pride in Aboriginal identity, continuing the Aboriginal narrative through literary skills and the ability to ‘Walk in Both Worlds’.
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