In the middle of the Gibson Desert, WA, is an inspiring little school where the students’ country, language and culture are respected and paramount to their learning. Life on the land is integrated with their daily lives, and understood by the teachers at Kiwirrkurra School.
We (Margaret James and Joe Relic, from the Honey Ant Readers), had a stimulating trip into the community and felt uplifted by the students’ enthusiastic and creative responses to our HAR Conversation cards. The pictures on the cards, beautifully painted by Wendy Paterson, mostly depict scenes and experiences which are real to these students, who live in the red sand, hunt for bushtucker, such as goanna (HAR 11) and perentie ( HAR 15), and are experienced at handling a snake when it appears.(HAR 9).