Koorie Program

Wangaratta Primary School Koorie Program


We are so excited at Wangaratta Primary School as we have begun our first-ever Koorie Program this term. The Koorie Program is an opportunity for our Indigenous Australian students to meet once a fortnight and connect with their Indigenous Australian culture through a range of activities, excursions, and incursions. We were very fortunate to have received a grant from Junior Landcare which will support us in the creation of our Koorie Garden. 


We have been working hard on the foundations of our Koorie Garden and look forward to learning from Sophie Enders from Swamps, Rivers, and Ranges, who is assisting us in growing native plants that we will be learning about and using in our garden. 

Our Koorie Garden is a space where our Indigenous students will have a place for connecting, storytelling, exploring and sharing of their culture through art, music, and games. We look forward to sharing a special part of our school with all our students, families, and the wider community. 


We have also had the pleasure of learning from our KESO Karmen Corscadden and Cultural Groups Coordinator from VACCA, Stacey Thrum, who have been supporting us with our Koorie Program. We cannot wait to share our Koorie Garden and other upcoming projects with you all and hope to see you all at our garden opening later this year.



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Our Koorie Program students have been out at Winton Wetlands during Term 3. Learning about the significance the area has for our Local Indigenous communities. We learnt about the sculptures and artworks and participated in an Acknowledgment to Country smoking ceremony. 


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