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Campus change sparks new lessons

26 June 2012
BUNBURY Senior High School students have been enjoying a location change this past week, with Year 9 students moving across to classrooms at Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School.

Buildings at this historic Bunbury high school experienced extensive storm damage over the past few weeks, and teachers were in need of temporary sites for several year groups.

Principal Craige Pettit said students have taken to the change in location to Djidi Djidi with great enthusiasm, using this opportunity to learn more about Indigenous customs.

“We called around some of the local schools and everyone was willing to help anyway they could,” he said.

“Our students have been helping the younger children at Djidi Djidi with their reading and writing activities, but are also enjoying excursions around the native bushland. They’ve been really excited about their new surroundings.”

Experiencing a change in their own teaching environment, Djidi Djidi teachers have been giving lessons on local traditions and the Noongar language to visiting Bunbury Senior High School students.

Photo: Year 9 Bunbury Senior High School student James Bruce helps with Pre-primary reading exercises.

Page last updated 12 July 2012

Campus change sparks new lessons