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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.

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