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Bookweek 2015

Book Week is an annual event and a main school focus in Term 3. During the time leading up to Book Week, students read and explore the recently published books that have been short-listed to win awards run by the Australian Children’s Book Council.

The theme of Booweek 2015 was 'Books Light Up Our World'.

Throughout Book Week classes worked on literature and art activities related to the shortlisted books. Students were encouraged to dress up using the theme of one of the shortlisted books or as their favourite character.

Bookweek 2015

'Books Light Up Our World'

Aboriginal Cultural Studies R-7

Since 2009 we have been implementing Aboriginal Cultural Studies R-7 through Resource Based Learning units in the Resource Centre. The units tie in with the classroom Studies of Society, History or Science units incorporating Information Skills and reading comprehension skills.

Junior Primary Classes
Building Wiltjas after learning about Homes Around the World
   

The Middle School students completed a unit on Traditional Indigenous Medicine comparing it to contemporary medicine. They used their research findings to write a persuasive text.

The Southern Weavers’ Guild showed Year 6/7 students how to weave in traditional Ngarrindjeri style.

The Primary Years students completed a unit on Traditional Plant Use of the Murray River Aboriginal people of the Swan Reach area following their camp to Illawonga Campsite.

Cynthia Hutchinson , cultural tourism guide in Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park showed examples of traditional plant along the Murray River by the Ngangkarungka people of the area around Swan Reach.

The baby in a coolamon with a paperbark nappy

A few samples of traditional plant use items brought in by Cynthia
 
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