Dianella Education Precinct launches Reconciliation Action Plan

Aboriginal and Islander education officer Jayden Boundry, Eddie from TADWA, Dianella Primary College principal Anthony Middleton, Dianella Secondary College English teacher Karalee Blake, Mark Cometti, Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman, Elder Herbert Bropho, Neil Coyne, Dianella Secondary College principal Wayne Austin, Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre principal Adrian Piers with the Middn Marr Dreaming dance troupe.
Aboriginal and Islander education officer Jayden Boundry, Eddie from TADWA, Dianella Primary College principal Anthony Middleton, Dianella Secondary College English teacher Karalee Blake, Mark Cometti, Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman, Elder Herbert Bropho, Neil Coyne, Dianella Secondary College principal Wayne Austin, Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre principal Adrian Piers with the Middn Marr Dreaming dance troupe.

THE Dianella Education Precinct has launched its Reconciliation Action Plan, which aims to incorporate culture into schools.

The precinct includes Dianella Primary College, Dianella Secondary College and the Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre.

A launch was held at Lily Cafe last month, where Noongar Radio presenter Neil Coyne delivered the Welcome to Country and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman delivered an Acknowledgement to Country in the Noongar language, also speaking on the importance of reconciliation.

Mr Coyne’s dance troupe Middn Marr Dreaming performed several cultural dances, accompanied by Elder Herbert Bropho. Guests were encouraged to join the troupe to perform the unity dance.

Secondary college principal Wayne Austin said the plan represented the precinct’s commitment to reconciliation, and building greater cultural awareness and stronger relationships.

“I hope the plan would assist in creating a greater awareness of our history, an appreciation of the present and an eye towards the future,” he said.

“I think what is most exciting is that we have only just started this wonderful journey, I think there is so much more we can achieve.”