Yarning Circle News

Webinar with the Honourable Linda Burney MP

Our Yarning Circle kids participated in our first zoom link up and it was a really informative and empowering afternoon.

With our guests Aunty Calita Murray, and Aunty Annette Peachey , our kids were able to listen and share in the stories stimulated by the Q&A with Linda Burney.




Linda Burney is an Australian politician, member of the House of Representatives in the Australian Federal Parliament, and the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services and for Preventing Family Violence. She was the first Aboriginal person to serve in the New South Wales Parliament in 2003, and also the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 2016.

The students were able to share their thoughts and discussed the notion of stereotypes, what does an Aboriginal person look like ? How does the Black Lives Matter movement affect us?

Once again, thank you to Tayla Kafao, Project Officer from Sharks NRL S2W program.We are also pleased to welcome our new PE/PD/Health Aboriginal teacher Ms Gabrielle Turnbull and our first KHS Aboriginal Education Officer, Dr Stacey Coates.

COVID-19 Safety

Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students and their families are encouraged to visit their GP for a health check and each child will receive a sports shirt.

If you are living with or have close contact with an elderly member of the Aboriginal community please be diligent and respect the health care government advice.

NRL Indigenous Round

Members of our Yarning Circle were invited by the Sharks NRL S2W program to participate in a Creative Arts workshop under the artistic guidance of local elder Aunt Deanna Schriebner.

The students were really excited to paint the footy boots which will be worn in the upcoming NRL Indigenous Round Sharks v. Broncos
Friday 31 July.

Thank you to Tayla Kafoa, Project Officer from the Sharks, for her wonderful enthusiasm and positive leadership in mentoring our Yarning Circle.

Larissa Behrendt – Former KHS student & Alumni

Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kamillaroi woman. She is the Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology Sydney. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW as a barrister. Qualifications – LLB/B.Juris (UNSW), LLM (Harvard), SJD (Harvard).

The critically acclaimed documentary told through the eyes of charismatic 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy, Dujuan and his family, revealing the challenges Dujuan faces both in his school and on the streets of Alice Springs. (2019)

In My Blood It Runs

2019 ‧ Documentary/Historical Documentary ‧ 1h 30m

Click here to watch trailer – Play trailer on YouTube …. or go to https://iview.abc.net.au/show/in-my-blood-it-runs

Filmmaker Maya Newell follows a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy and his family as they strive to give him the best education possible.
Release date: 20 February 2020 (Australia)
Director: Maya Newell
Language: English
Nominations: AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary, MORE
Cast: Dujuan Turner, Carol Turner, Megan Turner
Producers: Maya Newell, Larissa Behrendt, Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson, Sophie Hyde