Language and Culture Centre

This purpose built facility houses the equipment for the production of language resource material and a Literature Production Officer is employed for this role.

 

The School also employs a Teacher Mentor to assist the Language Teachers (and other indigenous staff) in their work. The Centre has offices and work areas for Indigenous literacy workers who may be employed to assist the teachers in preparing materials. Space is also dedicated to archival material.

Adjacent to the Language and Culture Centre are the four language teaching classrooms which also house dedicated office and work spaces. Four languages are taught:

  • Central and Eastern Arrernte
  • Western Aranda
  • Luritja
  • Warlpiri

 

Cultural excursions are an integral part of the language curriculum and each term every class will have as least a one day excursion into country with teachers and elders.

The School produces its own big readers and classroom texts for each of the four languages, and also produces appropriate activity and work sheets in language for the students. The School shares many of its printed literature resources with schools in remote communities.