Throughout the year, students are provided opportunities to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the environment.
Experiences that incorporate learning about
bushtuckers, medicinal remedies, geographical features of the region and sustainable living are
guided expertly by our cultural guide, Hombre Major at various times throughout the year. These learnings are directly linked with current curriculum content and assist the students in making
meaningful connections across subjects and respecting beliefs and values.
Teacher aide and Indigenous support
Our Indigenous Support Officer is Ronald ‘Hombre’ Major. Hombre grew up in Cloncurry and has a wealth of knowledge about our local Indigenous culture.
Hombre supports our teachers in embedding Indigenous perspectives into our curriculum and has already this year taken each class on bushwalks to showcase our local ‘bush tucker’.
He loves teaching students to play the didgeridoo and Indigenous artworks.
Hombre is a valuable support person to our students as he knows all of the students and is a positive person for them to go to when in need of support.
Each year the NAIDOC commitee at the Cloncurry State School P–12 celebrates
NAIDOC Week with the school. Some of the activites we offer are cultural dancing, painting and drawing.
We also welcome the whole community to our NAIDOC concert, which showcases some of the work of the students completed during NAIDOC week. This celebration is usually a KupMurri (food cooked underground) and other local food dishes for everyone to eat.
There has always been some deadly feedback from the public on what a good cultural night this is and we always try to live up to the expectations each year.