2017 NAIDOC Week - Languages Competition

Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement held a short film competition for the theme of 2017 NAIDOC Week, ‘Our Languages Matter.’

Schools were invited to submit a short film or animation featuring their local Aboriginal language and communicating what language means to their school, students and community.

We are excited to announce and congratulate the competition winners below:

First Place: Hillvue Public School

Ngiyaningu Gaag Nhalay-gu (Our languages here belonging)

Second Place: Frank Partridge VC Public School

Gumbaynggirr Dreaming Stories

A selection of digital stories created and adapted from the Murrabay Language Centre Gumbaynggirr Dreaming Stories book.

Third Place: Moree East Public School

Gamilaraay Guwaali

Moree East Public School is one of the 15 Connected Community Schools in NSW. Part of the Connected Communities Strategy is to have a cultural program embedded into the school curriculum: This short film shows the students and teachers engagement with the local Gomeroi culture and language within our school.

Winning schools will receive Aboriginal language resources (such as books) and/or language revitalisation or education materials (such as recording equipment) and participating schools will receive an Inspirational Award.

Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement thanks all schools that participated in the NAIDOC competition for their time and effort and acknowledges the work of schools in the revitalisation, reclamation and maintenance of Aboriginal Languages.

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