From NITV by David Liddle. A Brisbane school has started teaching a local Aboriginal language, in a bid to engage Indigenous students and close the gap in education. Waterford West State School in Logan, which recently won the Education category of the Premier’s Reconciliation Awards, has started teaching its students Yugambeh, a local Aboriginal language. […]
By Kiri Ten Dolle for The Satellite INDIGENOUS members of the community have welcomed the Federal Government’s recommendations to introduce bilingual education in schools to boost Aboriginal student attendance. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, chaired by Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann, last week hand down its […]
By Frances Adcock and Marlina Whop for ABC News The principal of Cherbourg State School, south-west of Bundaberg in southern Queensland, says it will be difficult to teach Indigenous languages in some schools. A new report is calling on the Federal Government to introduce Indigenous language education into schools with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]
Greg Dickson, of Crikey language blog Fully (sic), writes: Today federal Parliament releases the Our Land, Our Languages report, stemming from the recent inquiry into Learning Languages in Indigenous Communities. Our Land, Our Languages draws on 154 submissions and 23 public hearings held throughout Australia over the course of a year. The report comprehensively argues […]
Children’s learning is booming in Cherbourg because of a new teaching method. Many of its youngsters speak home language with a different grammar structure to the standard Australian English they’re hit with when they start school. Don’t believe me? Well, if I said “dem ova der em looka dat diddy orse” you’d know what it […]
A fabulous pod cast by Stronger Smarter about the wonderful Dharumbal Language and Culture Program being run in schools around Rockhampton. Dharumbal elder Nyoka Hatfield and staff from Crescent Lagoon State School Qld in conversation with Chris Sarra about the successful Dharumbal Culture and Language Program run at the school. Listen to the podcast.
Stephen Page, Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre and award-winning choreographer, collaborates with writer and actor Wayne Blair on this landmark piece of theatre. Stephen was challenged by Kathy Balngayngu Marika from Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, to tell the story in her language. Well done for rising to the challenge! The play has received […]