BROOME PRIMARY SCHOOL
We’ve had a terrific start to the 2018 school year at Broome Primary. A significant highlight for Term 1 was the opening ceremony for our Yawuru Naming Project. Broome Primary School was the first school to teach Yawuru Language and it is now taught across the school from Kindergarten to Year 6. In consultation with Yawuru and our school community, we have named the different buildings and blocks around the school in Yawuru Language. The names we decided on were Janun (kite), Birlirri (blue tongue lizard), Gurlibil (turtle) and Mirdimarlu (kangaroo). We chose these animals because they have a connection to the physical spaces around the school. Janun Block is near the oval where you often see kites circling in the sky. Birlirri block is bordered by garden beds that are inhabited by blue tongue lizards. Gurlibil Block is on the West (Gularr) side of the school, closest to Cable Beach where turtles nest and Mirdimarlu Block is surrounded by the sort of country in which you might see Kangaroos. Highlights from the opening ceremony included a performance from Steve and Alan Pigram, Senator Patrick Dodson’s address to the audience and a Smoking Ceremony thanks to Jimmy Edgar and Judy Edgar.