Hunting Ngintaka (Lizard) in Aputula
Waltja’s Family Mental Health worker Erin took a group of young people from Apatula out on a bush trip. Families were happy for them to go out for the day and to practise bush skills. Hayley, Darren, Ethan, Zachius from Mt Liebig, Adam, Shainelle, Sarah-Lee and Adelisha came along, who are all great Ngintaka hunters.
Hello from Waltja’s Money Management Workers
We would like to say thank you to all the communities we visited Titjikala, Yuendumu, Mt Liebig, Wilora, Nyirripi, Yuelamu and Laramba. Everyone looked after us and made us feel welcomed. We were able to help a lot of people with their money worries. Some of the problems we notice which some people are facing on remote communities are scams and people stealing money.
Waltja Money Management is here to help !
Jessica Muir grew up surrounded by kindness in her hometown of Alice Springs. She owes her kind personality to her parents and siblings nurturing. You can tell she is down to earth by the way she looks at the world and the gentle look on her everyday face.
Filming with ABC Open
‘Makers and creators’ project
As part of our training with Charmaine Ingram and Naithan Wiles from ABC Open, the multimedia team and Jane Clark filmed Irene Nangala painting a Diary cover for ABC Open’s ‘Makers and creators’ project.
Shanya came to us half way through 2014 from the Papunya Community, 240 km northwest of Alice Springs. Coming to a new town and school, meeting new people and starting a high school certificate are all big challenges but Shanya settled in straight away. She has managed to catch up with her peers and is on track to finish year 12. She is currently studying English, Art, Photography and Workplace Practices and has almost completed her research project on working with Non-Government Organisations. Later this year her studies will take her to Yulara for work experience and overseas to Vietnam to do volunteer work. Even though Shanya has only been at Wiltja for a short time she has become an incredibly valuable and positive member of our school community. Teacher: Dan Bleby – Windsor Gardens Secondary School/Wiltja Secondary College.
Anthea Joe- Meriden High School Anthea is currently studying for her Higher School Certificate in Sydney. She is studying English, GeneraI Mathematics, Aboriginal Studies, Visual Arts and Geography. She has been studying at Meriden, an independent girls school, since she was in Yr 7. The staff and students are very proud to be part of Anthea’s education journey, and she has helped us to learn more about her culture. Here is her story about how she has achieved this.