Good afternoon everyone and thank you for coming and allowing our students to present to you all today. It means a lot to Mr Ashby, myself but most of all our students.
Today Year 9/10 Aboriginal Studies class will be presenting to you what they have been studying in class. They have been learning about Aboriginal and Oral Written Expressions, which were forms of communication used by Aboriginal Peoples before and after invasion. Students have focused on the different forms and have developed an understanding.
We have come together here today to celebrate and share with you a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories and language “Because of Her we can.”
Today much of our opportunities are the result of hard work our Elders have done for us, so thank you.
Now we would like to share with you some of our stories and poems from our Year 9/10 Aboriginal studies class completing the study ‘Aboriginal Oral and Written Expressions’.
ASPIRE is an outreach program organised by the University of New South Wales, working in communities where the number of students who go on to university is lower than average. Students from Year 10 and 11 at Coonabarabran High School participated in workshops run by ASPIRE on 1 November . Students engaged in discussion surrounding various aspects of life at university, including the benefits and disadvantages of enrolling. The ASPIRE presenters were dynamic and good humoured, offering some valuable pieces of advice to ATAR intending students. The students are to be commended on their mature conduct during the workshops.
Students from 8HSIE1 were asked to complete a creative piece covering what life would have been like in Australia before the First Fleet arrived in 1788. Students could choose any writing style – newspaper article, poem, short story and so on. Keely Milford produced a fantastic poem that met the task criteria perfectly and is to be congratulated for her efforts.
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Last week, the Coonabarabran High Livestock Team travelled to the Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza held at Scone. The team comprised of 5 steers and 10 students, who had been preparing for the show for the last 6 months by feeding and halter training the steers.
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