Aboriginal people succeeding through ability, opportunity and reward for effort
Wunan News News & Updates from the field
Dec 10 2012
Wunan is excited to advise that the Besen Family Foundation have chosen to grant $10,200 towards assisting the girls of our Werlemen Program.  This grant will go a long way to making a difference to continuing this program and ultimately making a difference in the lives of the Werlemen girls.   Read More.
Dec 5 2012
After working closely with numerous mainstream, alternative and remote education providers together with local industry in the East Kimberley region, the East Kimberley Workforce Development Centre identified the need for a School Based Career Program. A program was developed to accommodate the social and academic diversity of students and industry in the local region, with the primary focus being to deliver a valid Career Development program that meets both education and industry needs. Partnerships were forged and commitment was made with educators and industry. Career Development information was explored and gathered by young people in scheduled classes, then each school group visited a workplace for an industry visit where they recorded video footage of their experience. After editing their footage, each school group competed against one another for a $1,000 prize which was kindly donated by Wunan and Waringarri Radio. The winning school was Halls Creek District High School who […]   Read More.
Dec 4 2012
Every child in this photo is Indigenous – all 6 of them? This is why Indigenous culture needs to be so heavily reflected in the school curriculum and why the classroom must have clear perspectives of Indigenous Australia.   Read More.
Dec 4 2012
Thursday the 13th September was the first ever Whitegum Park Playgroup, a playgroup aimed at transitioning kids into kindy next year. It was a beautiful afternoon in the park with activities such as face painting, beading, “camping”, finger painting and an obstacle course available for all to enjoy. Kununurra Neighbourhood house, Save the Children, Kununurra District High School and Wunan joined forces to create this super playgroup we’re hoping to run once each school term. The playgroup aims to introduce children moving into kindergarten to other children, teachers and families. The day was a great success with children of all ages, service providers and families interacting with each other in educational and fun activities. We are hoping to have the playgroup each term in the lead up to the new school year. Thank you to all who participated and look forward to seeing everyone at the next Whitegum Playgroup!   Read More.
Topic: Education