Category Archives: Building

Willy’s new house and garden


This is my new house. My Grandfather Charlie is very happy for his new house.

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My family is so proud of their new garden. Everyone is stopping to say hello and look at our garden.

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Everyone is making new gardens at their new houses and taking home seeds from school. Galiwin’ku loves gardens!

By Willy and Scotty





Story from Galiwin’ku after cyclones


This morning we were watching news about Galiwin’ku.

Now the Galiwin’ku people have new houses and its good time Galiwinku people.

They have new shop its nice with me because i didn’t see before, its the first time I see that new shop. And people feeling happy now because the cyclone went away from Galiwin’kThe Birrk Birrk people have made new bed and they working in teams.

By Tatiyana 

I can’t believe we did it


In week 5 in term 2 we started  designing the garden, but I thought it was so hard and kids couldn’t make the new garden.

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But now it is week 5 in term 3 and it is looking beautiful! DSCN2047We have been getting new garden tools and we have been moving woodchips and putting them near the deck.

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The chickens are feeling good and happy too! I like the chickens and I like to feed them. They are very friendly.


By Walter and Samson

Packing up the tents, moving on


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The emergency helpers are taking down the tents.

The people who were staying in the tents went to their new houses and they have new furniture and washing machines in their houses. They have new kitchens and kitchen things and they have  new toilets too!

Me and my little family  went to the new houses to have a look.  They have 3  bed rooms and they are really flash.

The cyclone went to Milingimbi  too and it went down to  the Maningrida. But now everything  is finally getting fixed up and the community is very happy for that. Now we can have the oval back for football and water the very dead grass too.

By Vanessa Dhurrkay

The Huge Big, Mulch Pit Community Garden


Yesterday at the Mulch Pit Garden, we were happy to see lots of plants that we also grow in our school garden and at our house.

We saw eggplants, loofah, chillies, pawpaws, pumpkins, sweet leaf, lemongrass, beans, pineapple, sweet potatoes and basil and lots more!

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We were talking to the ladies that grow vegetables there because they cant grow them at their house and they like to work together with other people from the community. We also learnt about different kinds of spinach and we ate some pretty flowers.

We also saw lots of art like mosaics. And we loved the ways they made shade out of recycled things like the washing lines.




I love the decorated trees because it makes me feel great and we did that to our trees too after the cyclones.


Thankyou to the Mulch Pit workers for letting us see you beautiful garden.

Right now it is nice and cool and we cant wait to go to the markets and to the festival!

By Rico