Malpa Young Doctors
This year, our school is lucky enough to be involved in the Malpa Young Doctor's program. This program is for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in years 4-7, and designed to help these students to become health leaders in their community. Our students are called the 'Wakwakko Doctors'. Wakwakko is a Kaurna word meaning young people.
Each session is focussed on a specific aspect of health, and involves an Acknoweldgement of Country, the Wakwakko Doctors' code of respect which we created together, targeted learning activities, and finally, making and eating a healthy snack together.
Unfortunately, our program has been put on hold, however we are looking forward to it starting up again in term 3 as it is a highlight of many students' weeks!
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week is from Wednesday 27 May - Wednesday 3 June. This year's theme is 'In this Together', which is a very timely, and fitting theme, given the current global circumstances. Reconciliation Week is a time to celebrate and build on positive respectful relationships and connections between all Australians and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
During reconciliation week, each class will be participating in learning activites regarding the importance of reconciliation, and will be creating a piece of work to be displayed in our own Noarlunga Downs 'Reconciliation Gallery'.