Leeming Senior High School celebrates Noongar culture at assembly


Year 9 students at Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre take part in the PALS assembly. Picture: Jon Hewson d473225
Year 9 students at Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre take part in the PALS assembly. Picture: Jon Hewson d473225

THE Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre hosted an assembly encouraging awareness and appreciation of Noongar culture last week.

The school is located on Whadjuk country, the traditional home of the Noongar people who are the custodians of South-West Australia.

The assembly, which included performances from students in Year 8 and 9, was a PALS initiative.

Launched in 2004, PALS stands for Partnership, Acceptance, Learning and Sharing and encourages WA schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community.

Year 9 teacher Lorraine Vann said the school had embarked on a wide range of projects to encourage awareness of Noongar culture, language and heritage.

“Some of these projects included Aboriginal symbols orienteering, searching for bush tucker plants around the school and Dreamtime stories, music, dance, drama, rock art and history,” she said.