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Worawa Aboriginal College Program

Posted on 21 Apr 2016 by Cristina Maldonado

This year, our latest adaptation of the ACO Music & Art Program will be on at Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, Victoria. The ACO Inspire Quartet will visit the College, running workshops with small groups of students and performing interactive concerts for all students.

Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville, Victoria.

Based on an integrated education, culture and wellbeing model, Worawa Aboriginal College provides holistic education for young women in years 7-10 who come from Indigenous communities in urban regional and remote Australia.

The College has a proud and continued commitment to delivering a full and inspiring educational experience that includes a comprehensive Arts program. In each area of the Arts, an Aboriginal perspective is considered to be essential. The program seeks to support and develop the students understanding and experience of the many traditional Aboriginal arts and crafts while recognising and including the reality of Art itself being both dynamic and evolutionary. As the students learn about their rich heritage they are also encouraged to explore and expand the principles of these art forms, creating new and personally interpreted works that reflect their understanding of heritage, their personal journey and people and the world they live in.

Worawa Aboriginal College student, Njela, playing the piano.

Emphasis is placed on nurturing Aboriginal ways of knowing, doing and being, preparing the young women to ‘Walk in Both Worlds’ and to provide access to positive experiences such as this one with the ACO to nurture their learning journey.

We are really looking forward to beginning this fantastic Program with Worawa Aboriginal College.

Zoe Arthur
Acting Education Manager