Cultural experiences: Primary and upwards

A series of workshops have been designed especially for schools. Each session is 30-45mins long, will vary in content based on the student ages and abilities. Longer or additional sessions are available on request.

Like us to train your staff so they can do the teaching?
We host our own standardised (NESA-approved) workshops where registration is per person – visit our EVENTS page Or we can come to your centre and train your staff there – Visit our EDUCATOR TRAINING page

Time to move (Aboriginal Dance)

Students get to learn a few dance moves, learn about possum skin cloaks and have their hand painted in ochre.

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $550 (includes GST and material’s)

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Interwoven (Aboriginal Weaving)

Students learn about Traditional Aboriginal weaving, how when and why. Students then learn a contemporary weaving technique creating a little keepsake.

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $630 (includes GST and material’s)

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Appreciation (Aboriginal Art Appreciation)

Note activities vary depending on the material selected.

Students learn about how to be inspired by Traditional Aboriginal art to create something contemporary in a culturally appropriate way. Each student creates a little keepsake from the day, all materials are supplied.

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $580 (includes GST and demonstration material’s)

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Possum (Possum Skin Cloaks)

Participants learn about possum skin cloaks, their role in society, how they were made and why. Students get to touch a possum skin cloak, play with masks and do a little possum dance.

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $580 (includes GST and material’s)

To create arm bands, costs is $5-$10 per student depending on size and numbers.

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Elders talks

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, or larger groups on request, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $500 (includes GST)

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Canoe building

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, or larger groups on request, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $750 (includes GST and materials)

Additional $250 to keep the canoe

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Artefact making

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, or larger groups on request, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Cost is $600 (includes GST and materials)

Additional $100 to keep the artefact

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Yidaki (Didgeridoo) playing

– 1 presenter

Max 25 students per session for min 30mins sessions, or larger groups on request, max 3.5hrs face to face teaching

Change: Change: Cost is $550 (includes GST)

Additional $200 for an end of day performance

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Speaking in Colour offers a range of innovative Aboriginal cultural workshops and programs that bring Aboriginal perspectives into your classroom or workplace:

 

  • Elders Talks
  • Canoe Building
  • Atefacts Making
  • Yidaki (Didgeridoo) Playing

Cost is negotiable due to size, environmental conditions and availability.

 

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CLIENT FEEDBACK

  • I have engaged the services of Cherie Johnson, from Speaking in Colour, on a number of occasions to deliver Aboriginal Cultural Capacity Training to Council staff and external organisation’s staff who work among the Aboriginal community...She engages participants by first asking what they want to learn and openly invites questions throughout the presentation. Her passion and cultural knowledge is displayed by her enthusiasm…I would highly recommend Cherie Johnson from Speaking in Colour as a quality educator of Aboriginal culture and heritage to any organisation.

    Maree Edwards Aboriginal Community Development Officer, Lake Macquarie City Council
  • “Just letting you know the weaving workshop was a hit and the kids loved it. She did a wonderful job and gave some great information. Thanks for organising.”

    Kimberley Carlyle Teacher, Caves Beach Public School
  • "It was great having Cherie from Speaking in Colour at our TPL today.  The discussion around the content of the Interwoven Aboriginal Kit promoted deeper knowledge and understanding of how to embed Aboriginal perspectives into a range of KLA's.  We are looking forward to our follow up weaving workshop on NAIDOC Week as this will further consolidate our learning and understanding…We would highly recommend it other schools."

    Cath Dalais Maryland PS 2017
  • “The weaving kit from Speaking In Colour is a wonderfully designed and well thought out resource providing ample supporting material in both a practical sense as well as a theoretical sense to enable teachers to implement an Aboriginal perspective into their teaching. The lesson plans are well structured and sequenced to provide a solid and user friendly basis to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives into a number of different key learning areas, whilst remaining flexible enough to allow the educator to use individual components of the kit to support the needs of their class and their current program. Overall, the weaving kit from Speaking In Colour is a great resource to use as a launch pad into implementing Aboriginal perspectives in a culturally sensitive manner.”

    Miriam Avery Reading Recovery Teacher/Aboriginal Education Teacher, Tea Gardens Public School
  • “A fabulous resource that ensures Aboriginal perspectives are woven across the Key Learning Areas in a variety of different ways. “

    Louise Groves Assistant Principal, Coal Pt Public school
  • “This education kit will provide the core of our girls cultural program that we are developing at Singleton High School. It is refreshing to be able to use of work of Cherie whom I have known since she was a young school girl. Giving back to community has always been at the centre of Cherie's life. This kit helps our girls to reclaim culture that rightfully belongs to them. Thank you Cherie.”

    Deirdre Heitmeyer Head Teacher Aboriginal Education, Singleton High School

 

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