30 November 2015 | Community Announcements
To celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the school’s connection to the Boon Wurrung land, students at Peninsula Specialist College in Dromana, Victoria created the Bunjil the Eagle video resource.
The video features both subtitles and traditional language, making it an ideal learning tool to teach strong values of respect and identity.
Created in collaboration with John Murray, Koorie Engagement Support Officer and founder of The Learning Stones, Boon Wurrung Elder and language teacher, Aunty Fay Muir and Gunaikurnai Elder Aunty Marg, who is employed at Peninsula Specialist College, the video is just one part of the school’s holistic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural journey that has evolved over the last few years.
Koorie Education Support Teacher, Deb Koop said: “The project was a fantastic way for all of our students, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to engage with and learn more about the traditional landowners of this area. We firmly believe that strong cultural teachings are fundamental to our students’ journeys – we also believe that this makes the school a good platform to reach out to the community and extend this awareness and learning.
“A real highlight of the project was watching the Koorie students enjoying learning about their culture – and standing tall and proud when teaching their peers and community about who they are.”