goodjarga dance performance

The Murrawadeen Goodjarga Ensemble provides opportunities for teachers and students to develop their connection to culture through storytelling, dance, drama, music and the visual arts.

Goodjarga is our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student ensemble, featured regularly at significant public events and performing in our Sydney Catholic Schools.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students Years 5 – 12 are invited to engage with Goodjarga and learn more about our shared Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

The program for 2022 has been designed to nurture the creative skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and to make connections and develop understanding of and respect for histories, cultures and language.

Working with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist in Residence – Hamani Tanginoa and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts tutor Simone Small, students will explore the theme:

     HOPE and our Indigenous Youth in the Urban World

and will participate in a series of workshops over seven weeks which will culminate in a performance piece at the end of the program. (Further information about rehearsals is available on the Arts intranet page.)

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Schools are invited to engage with the Goodjarga and learn more about our shared Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. This program has been designed to nurture the creative skills of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and to develop the whole school community’s understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and language.

“I believe that this experience was really amazing as we got to connect with fellow Aboriginal students and to engage with our culture.” – Student

“I think there’s something real about students delivering the learning,” she said. “It’s really affirming of their cultural identity to be out on the road as custodians of the Aboriginal histories. They are the storytellers, so it puts the onus on them to grow in their cultural knowledge and develop their leadership skills. It’s very rewarding for the audience and the students who are participating.” Elizabeth Mullane, Education Officer: Creative & Performing Arts

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