Our Gathering 2017
Image: Jade Clemm (Year 10), Leilani Ngeru-Hall (Year 9), Stephanie Pholi (Year 9), Siale Sabatino (Year 11), Sophia Thompson Keppel-Richards (Year 11), Layla Lake (Year 11), Juanita Lake (Year 8) and Treiahna Lake (Year 11).
On Wednesday 22 March the Indigenous students at PLC Sydney hosted family, friends and staff for the annual ‘Our Gathering’ event at the Adelaide Perry Gallery. The purpose of the evening was to launch the PLC Sydney Indigenous Program for 2017. This year, students will be taking part in a number of events including Education Days run by the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), a mentor program run by the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) as well as Indigenous language, art and dance workshops.
In the spirit of the NAIDOC Week theme ‘Our Languages Matter’, some of the students shared words and phrases from their language group. The evening was also an opportunity to launch the new name for the Program. On advice from the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and with the help of ex-PLC student Mayrah Sonter, the students decided on PLC’s ‘Djurumin-Gal’ from Eora language which translates to PLC’s Sister Group.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the event and who continue to support the Indigenous students at PLC Sydney. A special thank you to Allira Hammond Purcell (Year 9) and Stephanie Pholi (Year 9) for the wonderful job they did hosting the evening.
Indigenous Students Support Coordinator