New Doors at Shepherdson
There are some brand new doors on lots of classrooms around Shepherdson College and classes are beginning to create designs to decorate them. Here is the beautiful group effort from Ellemor 1.
The process involved designing the background, which we cut up and painted. Then, in an amazing feat of problem solving and co-operation, we put it back together like a giant jigsaw!!
We then painted and cut out two cockatoos. These represent Dhuwa and Yirritja, the moieties of the Yolngu and are very important symbols culturally and are on our school crest.
Djinangbuy even made a fine paintbrush using a stick and some hair to paint the outlines.
Here is the final design. We can’t wait to see lots of beautiful new paintings around our school.
This is Liam Garawirrtja. He loves Superheroes.
He comes to school everyday with Shane. He is good at writing and drawing.
He is a nice boy and he is friendly.
By Williams 4
After our breakfast program and Josh’s drumming lesson in the morning, we walked around collecting plastic lids to create mosaics and lamp shades.
As we arrived to our learning space shelter we saw that a boring fence had been adorned with 93 beautiful colourful flowers, thanks to Wendy’s plastic flower ninja crew!
Thanks to all the students in the hub school who helped collect, cut and paint the bottles. We appreciate the effort and see the flowers as a sign that the students at Buthan school are like bees; sometimes they fly between the hub school and Buthan school.
Yesterday Williams 4 were cutting the bottles and making flowers and pots. Wendy gave us fantails for being good.
By Leah and Nehemiah
(in Williams 4)
Yesterday Mobile School and Williams 1 were collecting the bottles. Then our class were cutting them and making flowers. Lastly, Western 6 was painting them. There were 93 altogether!
Today, 4 kids were going to Mobile School and putting them on the fence. We didn’t tell the mobile school. We were like flower ninjas! Later, the mobile school kids were feeling happy to see them.
On the way home, we picked up all the rubbish at the shop and showed the adults how to use the recycling cage!
It was fun and everyone was happy.
By Hamish and Sabi
Williams1dhu djamarrkiḻ’ wapmaraŋ al dharrwa buthulu mala basketball courtŋur. Yurrŋunhi walal dhu djämany buthuludja wurrki mala.
The children in Williams 1 collected lots of plastic bottles at the basketball courts so they can make flowers out of the bottles.
By Williams 1
This morning, lots of kids were holding little green frogs. It has been raining a lot so there are so many green frogs!
But it is bad to hold the green frogs because they will die if they get dry or too scared.
So we made posters to remind everybody to love our frogs. Frogs live in nice clean gardens. They eat insects and help our plants, and they are an important part of a food chain.
By Ellemor 2
Today we went to Faft Playgroup to visit the mums and little kids.
We were telling story about Animals that were stuck in plastic.
Then we went to the garden to see chickens and collect the eggs. I was a bit shy of the chickens because I have never held chickens before. I was feeling nervous and excited.
my dad Tony works with NAISDA.
He taught people how to dance and my dad is Yolngu and he is famous in Sydney and Galiwin’ku for being a good dancer.
I feel impressed by my Dad and his skills.
By Rico Malmalka Ganambarr.