Debutante Dreaming 2016
Debutante Dreaming 2016 was a wonderful success. Of course, the girls looked stunning in their beautiful, white gowns and perfectly styled hair, but this event is so much more than dresses and makeup.
Debutante Dreaming is the culmination of a program called ‘Pathways to Womanhood.’ This programs supports and promotes healthy living, positive thinking and cultural pride. So, there is a lot of deep learning and diligent work that goes into each student’s participation in the Debutante Dreaming Event.
Elders are an integral and pivotal part of every Indigenous community. Elders’ guidance facilitates the passing on of cultural knowledge across the generations, celebrating and revitalising Aboriginal cultural heritage and fostering pride in Aboriginal identity.
Science at Worawa this term focussed on the topic of “The Human Body”. The term started an overview of Indigenous Health Issues to give context to what the students would be learning and why it is important. Some of the issues discussed included Diabetes, Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Kidney Disease.
Wellness and the Art Therapy
Art Therapy has been introduced to Worawa this year as part of the school’s Wellbeing approach. Art Therapy is a form of counselling which can address emotional issues through the combination of the therapy relationship and the art process. A large component of the Art Therapy program consists of individual sessions for students having difficulties learning or focusing in class.
Health and PE
During Health and PE this term the students learned why it is important to be healthy and how exercise and fitness can help us mentally and physically. They also looked at the factors that can motivate or prevent them from taking care of themselves and participating in sport and fitness.
Fitness at Worawa
There is plenty of action in the gym this semester. Our personal trainer Meaghan Donald is opening the doors at 7 am for keen aspiring athletes and those seeking to improve their fitness and general wellbeing.
On the last weekend of the school term, Worawa hosted the AFL Victoria Female Kickstart Indigenous and Multicultural camp to promote culture and sport for girls born 2001 and 2002 from across Victoria.