2019 In-School Cultural Mentors

2019 In-School Cultural Mentors

All Hallows Catholic Primary School Five Dock Years 3 – 6

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Arncliffe whole school K – 6

Bringing cultural education to non-indigenous students.

Facilitated by CaSPA’s Cultural and Artistic Advisor to the Murrawadeen Goodjarga Program – Darug and Waka Waka man, Stuart McMinn. Stuart is passionate about educating all students about the traditional Aboriginal way of being. 

His workshops focus on the traditional relationship between people and the land and the traditional ways of community. The concept of spirituality is explained by drawing parallels to the Catholic faith. Students engage with traditional tools and items of clothing, they have the opportunity to experience being painted with ochre and they learn a variety of traditional dances. 

The workshops also engage students in the oral tradition of learning through storytelling and QnA.