Dance at Plattsburg Public School

Here at Plattsburg Public School, our students learn many things in their lives, and all student in the school really enjoy learning about Aboriginal culture, and other cultures.

Our students learn about:

  • the past and the present
  • dance, where many students have come together as a team to do contemporary dance and have performed at many school and community events
  • music, where we learn the songs in Awabakal language and how to play different instruments and listen to Aboriginal music
  • Country,¬†where we talk about where we are from or help others have an understand about where our mobs are from but have a history about what is in that community
  • family, where we find out if we are connected to anyone
  • respecting everyone and everything in our country and on the land.

At Plattsburg Public School we are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about and nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

Story Contributed by Lyn Brown from Burraga Foundation. Published in 2018.