The Cultural Connection Program consists of 6 x two-hour sessions delivered to students across a six-week period. Staff and teacher’s will also be required to attend an initial four-hour cultural awareness session and additional cultural learning sessions.
Across the six weeks, the Cultural Connection Program aims to provide students, teachers and staff with an enhanced awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and history. It will also provide schools with linkages to local Aboriginal service providers and local elders.
The program features four key modules and each week the level of content and depth of learning will be enhanced through a growth cycle that aligns with the six Noongar seasons:
- Makuru (fertility)
- Djilba (incubation)
- Kambarang (birth)
- Birak (childhood)
- Bunuru (adulthood)
- Djeran (parenthood)
The Cultural Connection Program has been developed to support school’s capacity to foster positive communication and interactions between staff, students and the local Aboriginal community.
The program aligns directly with the WA Department of Education’s Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework. For more information please contact Andrew McCarrey on 0402 424 272 or firstname.lastname@example.org