Twenty-seven schools from across the state came together on Noongar Boodjar for the first Two-way Science conference.
The two-day event brought together educators to celebrate the importance of Aboriginal knowledge and share how they partner with their communities to develop culturally responsive integrated learning programs. The event included Two-way Science activities, cultural performances, workshops and presentations that showcase the work of schools and communities engaged in the program.
Elders in attendance acknowledged the Department’s commitment to recognise and value Aboriginal knowledge through the Two-way Science Initiative.
The Two-way Science Initiative provides an opportunity for all students to learn about science from the world’s oldest continuing cultures and connects the Western Australian Curriculum Science to Aboriginal knowledges.
The initiative focuses on building understanding and respect for Aboriginal histories, cultures, people, knowledge, and experiences for all students while strengthening wellbeing and learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.
A special thank you to all the schools and communities involved: Baldivis Secondary College Beachlands Primary School Broome North Primary School Broome Senior High School Clifton Park Primary School Coolbinia Primary School Djugerari Remote Community School East Kalgoorlie Primary School Fitzroy Valley District High School La Grange Remote Community School Laverton School Leeming SHS Educ Support Ctr Leinster Community School Leonora District High School Madeley Primary School Maidens Park PS Makybe Rise Primary School Menzies Community School Mount Margaret Remote Comm. Sch. Ngaanyatjarra Lands School - Wanarn campus Ngaanyatjarra Lands School - Warburton campus Ngaanyatjarra Lands School - Kiwirrkurra campus O'Connor Primary School One Arm Point Remote Community School Quairading District High School Roseworth Primary School Shenton College Waggrakine Primary School Wiluna Remote Community School