Here at Joey's, we are extremely honoured to have the traditional Aboriginal language, the Yugambeh language taught as a core subject for all students this year and into the future. The subject will be assessed and reported on.
My name is Amanda Rachow, a proud descendant of the Gamilaroi peoples who was born and raised on Yugambeh country. I am very honoured to be teaching your Jarjum's this year as we commence our language program. I have been teaching for over nine years across various year levels, I am a lifelong learner and have multiple qualifications in Education and health fields. I am an avid researcher with current and upcoming publications, speaker, and love sport.
Along with commencing our language curriculum this year we will be including opportunities for the Joey's community to learn the language. There are many benefits of learning an Aboriginal Language please view some of these benefits on the image below as provided by the South-East Queensland Indigenous Learning centre. SEQILC
Research has also shown that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and non-Indigenous children learning a language and culture together increases a sense of belonging and connectedness in the school providing well-being for all.
Look out in the newsletter this year for other exciting and beautiful opportunities for us to gather as a school community and celebrate the beautiful Yugambeh culture that has sustained humanity in our community for more than 65 000 years.
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