MORPHETT VALE EAST SCHOOL

Aboriginal Education
MVES

aboriginal education strategy

At Morphett Vale East School we are focused on creating opportunities to engage in the teaching and delivery of Aboriginal cultural knowledge and languages within education settings.

acknowledegment of country

kaurna people

During Reconciliation week all the classes made a display demonstrating their understanding of ‘acknowledgement of country’. The projects are displayed in classrooms and foyers throughout the school.  The purpose of this activity was to help students understand the meaning of the acknowledgement, the Kaurna people, their connection to country and why we acknowledge this. 

 

our schools

aboriginal education strategy

The Aboriginal Education team is made up of an Aboriginal Education Teacher (AET) and our Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO), who work together to support our Aboriginal learners. We run Nunga Group every Tuesday afternoon where our Aboriginal learners from R-7 meet together to engage in conversations to help them connect to their mobs and their cultures. As a part of this we are also developing leadership amongst our students. 

The AET also supports staff in developing their understanding of their role in developing our Aboriginal learners and in supporting their connection and understanding of Aboriginal cultures. The ACEO also connects with families to encourage them to be active participants in their child’s health, development and learning.

At Morphett Vale East School we are focused on creating opportunities to engage in the teaching and delivery of Aboriginal cultural knowledge and languages within education settings.

artwork

aboriginal artwork project

At the end of Term 1 2021, our school was one of six local schools to be chosen by the Department for Education to do a painting for one of the meeting rooms within the Noarlunga Education office. 

The six meeting rooms have all been given a new Kaurna name, each representing a form of local flora. Our school was given mantirri (muntrie). 

The students that were involved in the design and painted the canvas were Mabel (year 6) and Lashain (year 4).

Students presented their work and spoke about it at the Noarlunga Education Office staff meeting. Later this year they will be invited to the official opening ceremony to be held at the Noarlunga Education Office. 

Well done and fantastic job girls! You have produced a beautiful piece of art.