WA Day Toolkit for Schools

MyWA: Learning Area Resources

MyWA: Lesson plans and resources

MyWA is a collaborative activity between the Department of Education and Celebrate WA. This project provides opportunities for all Western Australian public primary schools and their communities to promote and lead in the development of a shared sense of Western Australian community and what it means to be a Western Australian; and to provide culturally and contextual learning opportunities for regional and remote public primary schools and their communities.

The entire collection of lesson plans and teaching resources for Years 3 – 6 cover four learning areas – English, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences – and are available to public primary school teachers via the Department’s Connect Resources site.

MyWA: Storybooks in Aboriginal English

The My WA: Story books in Aboriginal English provide teachers and students with a unique resource that recognises and values cultural diversity in Western Australia and uses languages of Aboriginal people.

Working together using a two way approach to teaching, an experienced writer, Aboriginal students, communities and local Aboriginal organisations in Wiluna, Medina, Kondinin, Jungdaranung and Roebourne developed culturally and contextually appropriate story books in Aboriginal English.  The project was informed by the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework.

The Aboriginal English story books along with a comprehensive ‘Guide for Getting Started’ are available to public primary school teachers via the Department’s Connect Resources site.

MyWA: Literature Worshops

The Literature Centre was engaged to deliver workshops to schools in Katanning, Karratha and at the Department of Education’s Statewide Services Centre, Padbury.  The workshops involved a writer and an illustrator working with students in Year 3 to Year 6 and their teachers exploring the theme “My WA”.

The workshops at Katanning and the Statewide Service Centre were filmed and include interviews with students, teachers and representatives from the Department of Education. The films and user guide can be accessed via the Department’s Connect Resources site.

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