Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Natasha_Short“I seek to support Aboriginal people through the change process, and achieve better outcomes for children and families”.  Natasha joined Wunan as a Programs & Partnerships Manager on Monday 26 August 2013; Halls Creek Children & Family Centre, Burraluba Hostel and Dural Education Excellence Program will form her portfolio. A descendant of the Djaru people, Natasha’s original home town is Halls Creek albeit Natasha has spent most of her time in Kununurra.  Natasha speaks English and Kriol (of the English Creole Language family).   Read More
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Transitional_HousingThe Hon Gary Gray OA, MP Officially Opens Transitional Housing Program! During his visit to Kununurra on Wednesday 23 August, The Hon Gary Gray OA, MP took time out of his busy schedule to formerly open the Kununurra Transitional Housing project.   Read More
Sep 30 2013
Wunan_Newsletter_Bev_Russ  Bev Russ joined Wunan on July 29th 2013. In her role as Parental Advocate she is striving  to build and strengthen  the capacity Aboriginal parents to engage confidently in  the education of their children leading to  improved attendance, social, emotional and academic outcomes. Bev is based at the Parent Room located at the Kununurra District High School where parent/teacher interviews and informal chats can take place, parents can participate in group activities as well as individual sessions. The focus is on the early years of schooling.   Read More
Topic: Education
Jul 23 2013
Some proud Werlemen mum'sThe Werlemen girst are doing great things and achieving all of their goals so why wouldn’t they want to celebrate with their mum’s. As for Carmen and Yasmine Diamond – they had their hair done at the hairdressers and are holding a gift certificate for their reward for their high attendance this year of 80%.   Read More
Topic: Education
Jul 23 2013
Inside the Bungle BunglesThe students from the Dural Education Excellence Program are home on holidays from Dural (Sydney) and along with Wunan’s Burraluba Workers Hostel ‘Family’, camped out at the Bungle Bungles. Needless to say, everyone had a great time and stories to tell when they get back to school.   Read More
Jul 23 2013
Cherie McAdam & Noel Pearson with Cherie's first book "Moneybird'The MoneySmart Week Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of organisations and individuals working to improve Australians’ financial literacy. The definition of financial literacy used by MoneySmart Week is: the ability to make informed judgements and to take effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. The MoneySmart Week Awards brings together like-minded people and organisations to share knowledge and promote and foster partnerships. Wunan’s Indigenous Money Mentor, Cherie McAdam, has been nominated for this prestigious award and as of 22 July, has received confirmation that she has been shortlisted. Cherie’s book, Moneybird, outlines the traits of five birds in relation to money management characteristics, then gives the reader advice based on which bird they identify with.  She will soon be publishing follow on books on gambling and education. We are so very proud of Cherie and can’t wait to celebrate this and future successes with her.     Read More