Culture in the classroom: first Aboriginal school opens at Port Stephens

Alanna Tomazin
Updated February 13 2024 - 7:04am, first published February 12 2024 - 6:00pm
SPCC Aboriginal Education director Jonathan Lilley with Gilibaa students Skyla, 6 and Elijah, 5 and classroom teacher Rebecca Ferguson. Picture by Simone De Peak
SPCC Aboriginal Education director Jonathan Lilley with Gilibaa students Skyla, 6 and Elijah, 5 and classroom teacher Rebecca Ferguson. Picture by Simone De Peak

COUNTING gum nuts as part of their maths lesson and speaking words in the native Worimi language, 12 Indigenous students are now able to connect their culture to the classroom.

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Alanna Tomazin

Alanna Tomazin

Journalist

Alanna is a journalist at the Newcastle Herald with a focus on education. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at alanna.tomazin@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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