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Year 7 Geography workshops have commenced this week, with Uncle Ivan Tiwu Copley working with students to explore Kaurna habitation of the Athelstone area. He taught the students how Kaurna people have interacted with the creek systems leading to the Karrawirra Parri (River Torrens) for thousands of years and how they utilised (and continue to use) natural materials such as ochre for painting, reeds for making nets, carving coolamons and canoes from trees and cultural burning. The students found it particularly exciting when he demonstrated the uses of tapping sticks and the boomerang.

We look forward to Uncle Ivan’s continued work with the Year 7 Geography students over the next couple of weeks.

Victoria Coxhill
Aboriginal Education Coordinator

Stephen Uren
Faculty Leader Humanities & Cross-Curriculum Studies
Geography Curriculum Coordinator

Uncle Ivan demonstrating boomerang throwing

Upcoming Dates - Senior School
Year 7 & 8 Science Enrichment Days