What does the festive season mean to you?
Is it mayiny (friends or family) or perhaps dhal (food) or bungany (present)?
Or for you, is it dhurinya (birth) or maliyan (star) or gulbalanha (to be at peace)?
Did you know that Gawura is passionate about its teaching being culturally authentic, linking our First Nations culture to the daily education of the students? This provides a deep and rich and relevant education that will lead our students to be the leaders of the next generation.
This includes the teaching of Wiradjuri language. Wiradjuri is the largest indigenous group in central New South Wales, by area and population. The people of the Wiradjuri Country are known as ‘people of three rivers’ being the Macquarie River (Wambool), Lachlan River (Kalari) and the Murrumbidgee River (Murrumbidjeri) which border their lands. Weaving this language and rich history into daily lessons provides a deep sense of connection which has been shown to increase school retention, student well-being and a true sense of value.
So, this season, if you can, we ask you to continue to support Gawura and ngalgarra (give) the gift of education.
We hope that you will be gulbalanha (at peace) this festive season.
Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.
Mandaang Guwu (thank you) from the students, families and teachers of Gawura.