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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council



Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Anindilyakwa Land Council newsletter


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Issue 11, October/November 2012 Edition

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CMYK SPOT A | 13 Ayakwa | October/ November 2012 Issue 11 The Cheeky Dingarrbiyas (the Transition/Preschool students in umbakumba) have started weekly sessions at the community library. The students walk to the library and have story time with Shelley Dimer. They have also decorated their own library bags to ensure their books stay clean. angurugu Middle years girls are working towards completing competencies for a Certificate I in resources and Infrastructure. They are learning about how a workshop operates, from OHS procedures to the names of the tools and how to work them. The girls are focusing on all aspects of welding and are making a candelabra (candle stick) and a barbecue plate to take back home to show their families their proud efforts. CoLourFuL: Jada bara shows her decorated library bag. CrEaTIVE: Leshandra Wurrawilya makes a library bag to help her books stay clean. The girls did structured learning activities such as reading tests and cooking activities. A highlight was the visit from Tony Gray of NT Libraries to work with the students on the iStories project. Students recorded their own stories and stories written by assistant teachers. In Term Three, they will edit the films to include voiceovers and text in both the Anindilyakwa and English language. iStories is funded by NT Libraries and aims to encourage the community to work together to make learning resources for 0-5 year-olds using iPads. Middle years girls will give their clips to be used in the Families as First Teachers program in Angurugu. Angurugus middle years boys have filmed the preparation of a stingray so that younger students can learn the skill. The process was filmed on school iPads and discussed in Anindilyakwan as part of the iStories project. The short educational film is among many that are being made in both languages to document cultural practices and as a teaching resource. iStories is funded by NT Libraries and aims to encourage the community to work together to make learning resources for 0-5 year-olds using iPads. DVDs will be sent home to families as part of the project. Camping with iStories Story time at library for cheeky youngsters Middle years girls light the way CuLTurE: Students prepare to cook stingray (top left) while Jenkin amagula stokes the fire (left). Cooking class angurugu kitchen staff are holding a weekly cooking class as part of the 3-9 program. The Schooling 3 to 9 program is being trialled in 20 NT growth towns including Angurugu. The program is about making school infrastructure available to the community for activities that improve education. The cooking class is usually on a Tuesday and starts at 3pm. The class is learning how to cook foods including curries, salads, pizza, damper and fruit salad. Everyone is welcome. Contact the school on 8987 6355 if you are interested. angurugu middle years girls spent two days of Term Two camping on the eastern side of Groote Eylandt. HanDy: The girls show off their candle sticks. LEarnInG: Irene Mamarika and Delvina amagula learn how to use the tools. EDuCaTIon