Category Archives: Galiwin’ku Community

7 Deadly Graduates




Yesterday, there was Graduation ceremony for the 2015 Year 12s. We all went to the Turtle area.


Cathy Freeman, Adam Bester and Jiminga Burton were all waiting at the front and they feeling really proud and excited. Adam and Jiminga were the teachers for the Year 12s.


First it was Garrawurra clan and they bring Sheena, Nathan and Taris.


Second was Milli and Garrawurra clan again.


Then Zelda and Sarah came with Gapu (water) clan.


Then Jasmine came with Yunipingu clan.



Evelyna, Cathy and Simon making speeches. Tony was reading a story from Hilary, she was the Secondary Principal, and all the kids happy and smiling about that. Cathy was giving the awards.




Then last, everyone was taking photos and feeling so happy and proud. Evelyna, Cassie and Emily are all from the Cathy Freeman Foundation and they happy too.


Those students have a good future now.


By Lilly and Kira


Fun Run Friday!



Today at ALPA there is a fun run. They had Bunngul at the Opening.


Barbara and all the ladies were exercising in new shoes.


Before our race with little kids we were feeling good and excited.


But after, we were hot and sweaty. We run very fast! 


Then we were sitting and seeing all the runners.


We are having a very happy day!

By Monica

Cathy Freeman Day


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Today everyone went to the basketball court to get reward from the Cathy Freeman Foundation. Our families were coming to see Cathy Freeman.

We were sitting with our friends and hugging and being happy.


Evelyna was speaking to all the kids about coming to school everyday.


Evelyna’s baby (Tila, wearing the pink shirt) was so proud of her.


Cathy Freeman was clapping for kids.


This is pre-school and these kids were coming everyday.




After the awards, we went to the garden and we pick flowers. Then we put them in the jars to decorate the tables for the year 12 Graduation.

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Some other kids were having free time. Ciantha and Sharona were pretending to talk for Cathy Freeman.

By Adelthia and Kira

Happy Easter from Ellemor 2


On Wednesday, we made Hot Cross Buns in our classroom.


Kids had to measure ingredients carefully, knead the dough and be patient while we waited for the dough to rise.


Then they had to think carefully about how to divide the dough into equal 16ths.

The buns were really yummy and worth the effort!

On Thursday, we used natural dyes to make some colourful Easter Eggs. We used fresh eggs from our Garden.

We used tumeric to make yellow, red and brown onions skins to make dark chocolate brown, tea to make light brown and red cabbage to make pink. We added vinegar to the water to help the dye to stick to the eggs. 


We put stickers on some, and leaves and flowers on others to make beautiful patterns. We wrapped them in thin material so the dye could still get through. 


They looked so great and and by using only natural ingredients, we were still able to eat the eggs after we had enjoyed looking at them!

Later, Easter Bunny visited Ellemor 2 class. All the kids were outside playing at lunchtime, so he snuck in and filled up their Easter Baskets!DSC05308

When everyone came back inside there was a lot of squealing, and everyone was very excited to see their baskets full of chocolate eggs!


Easter Bunny left some extra eggs behind. So all the kids decided to make more baskets, then chose an adult working at the school to deliver some chocolate eggs to. It was a great way to make sure everyone got their Fair Share, and for us to say thankyou to all the teachers, canteen workers, office staff and Assistant Teachers who have helped us out this year in our classroom or the Garden. 

What a great couple of days!

Happy Easter everyone!

By Ellemor 2



We went for drive in the bus on Friday and we saw a Mayawa (Frill-necked lizard) sitting in the middle of the road.

David Freier was driving the bus and he can catch snakes. David chased the lizard and he caught it. The lizard had a broken foot and a broken tail and maybe a car did run over it so David will look after it.

All the kids were really feeling excited and yelling and we calling David Freier a ranger man.

By Aiden