Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Illustrations of practice

“We keep evolving, we have a go at it”

Sanderson Middle School is a government school in Darwin. It is located on the traditional lands of the Larrakia People and has an enrolment of 375 students, of whom 35% are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. This school story reveals how teachers are "trying to recognise Indigeneity across the curriculum" and evolve and refine their practice with a commitment to both Aboriginal cultures and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The school's 20 week program culminates with celebrations during NAIDOC week.

This school story targets Organising Idea 1 from the cross-curriculum priority: Australia has two distinct Indigenous groups: Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and within those groups there is significant diversity The video provides snippets of some of the initiatives teachers are working with in English, HASS, H&PE, and The Arts.

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