Crossing the cultural divide

CLOSING THE GAP: Francis Kinthari (centre) with daughter Brihanna (left) and Xavier Paul is hoping members of the community will attend the upcoming cross cultural awareness session.

LOCAL community members are being encouraged to “change it up” and attend an upcoming information session on cross cultural awareness.

Bright P12 College, who has been working in partnership with the Thathangathay Foundation, is hosting the cross cultural awareness session during Reconciliation Week, to provide information to wider community about the school’s indigenous program.

Indigenous support teacher Lee Paul said Reconciliation Week message this year was “it’s time to change it up” and the purpose of the session was to encourage fresh action from the next generation.

A number of indigenous students from Wadeye, Northern Territory are enrolled at the Bright P12 College.

“This year, National Reconciliation Week is about working at engaging the next generation and the college has decided to hold the cross cultural awareness session to explain what we do at the school,” Ms Paul said.

“The college provides an indigenous program for our students to learn an indigenous language and about indigenous cultures, and are often helped by our indigenous students with pronunciation of the languages.”

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