Cultural Enrichment in the Kimberley

October 17, 2017

In Term 3 this year, six lucky Year 10 and 11 students travelled out of the comfort zone to take part in a cultural immersion in the remote community of Warmun, Western Australia.

Chloe with her Year 3/4 class in Warmun.

As a result of our long-standing friendship with Ngalangangpum School, these girls were the latest to take part in the biennial cross-cultural exchange. After some sightseeing in the Kununurra and Lake Argyle regions, the group spent the week supporting students in the classes and running morning sport.

Anjelina is welcomed to Kija country with a smoking ceremony.

Each student found the trip a rich learning experience.

The kids showed me that we need to formulate our own ideas about a person based on their own personality. Their individual stories based on their own culture as well as their experience was incredible to listen to and aided in growing my own perspective and insight into the Indigenous community’s way of life. – Caitlin, Year 11

MSJ girls preparing donated books for the students at Warmun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to one of the most remote areas of our country and work with people who are at a disadvantage. The kids help you to see life from another perspective and really make you stop and question what is truly important in life. – Chloe, Year 10

We are so grateful to the staff and students of Ngalangangpum School for continuing to welcome MSJ into their community. The fact that we found it so difficult to leave speaks volumes about the warmth and friendship that were offered to us.


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