Thursday, 05 May 2016 15:58

Melton West Primary School

Mathew Gardiner with student Mary-Jane ABC Clare RawlinsonThe Melton West Primary School Language Program began in April 2016, with Mathew Gardiner teaching Woi wurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri people on whose land the school is situated. Prep students are currently engaged in a 10 week program where they are learning kinship & relationships, colour & counting, body parts and greeting phrases. Wurundjeri Educator Mathew Gardiner says the "first day the kids and I hit it off like a house on fire, also with the teachers I received a very warm welcome by all. I am very happy and proud". Both teachers and students are excited to have this new program up and running in the school. 

To read more about the program at ABC News click here

Read about Mathew's success in the Star Weekly click here

Speaker iconListen to Mathew on 774 ABC Melbourne 

Photo: Wurundjeri man and Woi wurrung educator Mathew Gardiner with Melton West Primary School student Mary Jane 

Photo curtesty of ABC Local, Clare Rawlinson

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Last month saw the first in a series of Regional Language Forums. VACL staff headed to Swan Hill for a day of presentations and discussion about language activity happening throughout Victorian communities and schools, training workshop opportunities and issues around language revitalisation.

Look out for an upcoming forum in your area soon!

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