Many schools achieve long-term, sustainable change by consulting broadly with the community in relation to how learning at home and learning at school are connected. Changes to curriculum offer an opportunity for schools to discuss learning progressions and cultural relevance with parents and carers.
Gumbaynggirr cultural and bush tucker track
At Scotts Head Public School the Gumbaynggirr cultural and bush tucker track is an initiative designed to build stronger links with local Gumbaynggirr Elders and community members through a greater understanding of local indigenous culture, historical perspectives and knowledge systems within the school and the wider community. The Gumbaynggirr cultural and bush tucker track is a learning resource that promotes bio-diverse values through the 'accessible' concept of bush foods and medicinal plants. This is a highly successful teaching engagement strategy which continues to grow every day.