Deadly Kid’s Awards 2021

The NSW DET each year awards Aboriginal & Torres St Islander students and teachers both Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal for excellence. These are called the Deadly Kids Awards and “deadly “ means amazing to our First Nations people.

This year Kirrawee High School was highlighted during the ceremony, which was all pre filmed due to covid as the keynote speakers were our twins Hayley and Emma Smith from Year 12.

Hayley, our school captain and Emma, sports captain and recipient of the 2021 Larissa Behrendt award for a senior Aboriginal student exhibiting excellence in leadership, academics and sport gave an inspirational and motivating speech.

The girls are very proud Wonnarua women. Click on this link to view their speech … Deadly Speech

Antonio Beaupark in Year 7 received his award for his commitment in the classroom and his positive and energetic contributions to the KHS Yarning Circle.

Our student contact teacher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students Kath Falconer, was awarded the Gamarada award in recognition for her devotion and commitment to “Closing the Gap” in education.

We are sad to see both Hayley and Emma Smith leaving our KHS Yarning Circle but we wish them every success for their futures.

They have been invaluable role models and leaders during their time here to both Aboriginal and non – Aboriginal students. They have made major contributions to developing and educating our school community in Aboriginal culture.

We would like to Acknowledge that Kirrawee High School is on Gweagal Country, home of the Dharawal speaking People.

If you would like to view the ceremony, please click on this link … https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/aec/aboriginal-education-in-nsw-public-schools/2021-deadly-kids-awards