Indigenous Literacy Day
1 September 2021
Well done Frankie T from Year 1 Room 1 (pictured below). Frankie saved her pocket money and is the first to make a donation to the Great Book Swap to help Lungkura House! If you would also like to donate HERE is our school link.
Why we’re doing the Great Book Swap
We’re holding a Great Book Swap to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to provide books and learning resources to children living in remote communities across Australia.
The Great Book Swap is a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally, learn more about Indigenous languages and culture, and raise funds for a great cause. This year the ILF are aiming raise $350,000 to gift 35,000 new books to remote communities.
Show your support by making a donation to our Great Book Swap page and sharing it with your friends, family and community!
Also, during NAIDOC Week (Week 8) you will have the opportunity to come and choose from a range of excellent donated books at school. You can take your book for a gold coin donation.
Storytelling with Alton Walley – Pre-primary 25
This year, the koolingas of PP25 read a story by Alton Walley, “Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot,” which resulted in the children wanting to engage with the author by asking additional questions related to Culture, boodja (land) and moort (families). We decided to send Alton some questions about his book, and we were very excited when he responded to our questions!
During NAIDOC Week some of the koolingas from PP25 attended a story telling session in Kalamunda by Alton Walley. It was fantastic! The koolingas heard 3 Dreamtime stories, he showed them Noongar artefacts and even played the Didgeridoo. After the story telling session, the koolingas got to meet Alton, he even signed their books for them.
This experience has resulted in a meaningful connection with Aboriginal Culture and the children’s desire to learn more.
Paulina Gil de Matos – PP 25 Classroom Teacher