In 2016, we launched the Sista Speak program where our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in activities aimed at developing and maintaining quality relationships with others, goal setting, positive choices, friendships and developing self-esteem.
Rebecca Young inspired our students with her pathway in the sporting arena and spoke to them about the dedication needed to be your best. Rebecca sat down with the girls to help them set realistic goals for their futures.
Kelly Drury talked about her story and engaged children in quality discussions about family relationships, friendships and conflict-resolution strategies. She challenged them to think about their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. Also, Mrs Morley’s involvement in the program provided further reinforcement of cultural pride, connection and discussion about self-esteem.
These three Aboriginal women presented our girls with tools to work towards success in whatever they choose to do and inspired them to work towards becoming the best versions of themselves. We are again implementing the Sista Speak program during 2017 as it was a great success for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls. We were very fortunate to have Aunty Margo spend the afternoon with us recently and share her inspirational story.Story contributed by Lisa Walker from Tanilba Bay Public School. Story published in 2017.