On Wednesday the 28th August Ms Cox lead the Polyglots session which focused on Aboriginal languages, in particular the Darug language of the Eora (Sydney) area.
The students enjoyed watching short Youtube clips focusing on the pronunciation of various key words like warami (hello), yuin (yes), biyal (no) and yanu (goodbye). We also looked at various statistics regarding all the different Aboriginal languages present in Australia and played a game of Kahoot. By the end of the session every student could say a few words in the Darug language.
We had a special guest from Sydney Catholic Schools’ Eastern Region Office in attendance, Karen Horder Leader of Learning: Aboriginal Education K-12. We would like to thank Karen for her valuable input. We would also like to thank Ms Cox for organising and leading the session.
All students in Years 7-12 are welcome to attend Polyglots, a group which gathers to encourage and foster the love of different languages and cultures. Further details to come via Compass regarding details of the next Polyglots session focusing on Christmas around the world. Hope to see you there.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela