Acknowledgment of Country
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land that Mudgee Public School resides upon. We would like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Wiradjuri Nation.
Our Aboriginal Student Community
Mudgee Public School is fortunate to also have students from a number of other Nations which include Murawari, Worimi, Dunghutti, Walpiri and Kamilaroi.
For a great interactive Indigenous Languages map, click on the image.
Close the Gap (Community Mural)
On Thursday the 20th March, 2014 a number of our year 5 and 6 students were invited by local community arts group, Mudgee Underground, to contribute to a giant dot painting. A giant artwork was created to support the Close the Gap campaign; Australia’s largest movement to improve Indigenous health.
Did you know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expect to live substantially shorter lives than other Australians – up to 20 years less in some cases? It’s a health crisis you’d associate with an impoverished nation, but it’s happening right here in our own backyard. Together we are helping to change this picture. Our students enjoyed learning how to paint using Aboriginal symbols and dots. They also about the importance of working together to make our community more aware about important issues such as this one.
This project was coordinated by Mudgee Underground- http://www.mudgeeunderground.com.au with the support of Indigiearth founder, Sharon Winsor- http://indigiearth.com.au. We’d like to thank these community members for providing such a wonderful opportunity.
Although NAIDOC Week is still a few weeks away, our School celebrated this event with a ‘Bush Tucker’ BBQ on Thursday 25th June. Students received a sample of kangaroo, crocodile or emu sausage for free as well as some wattle seed damper.
In March 2013, Aboriginal students and parents were supported by AECG President, Aleshia Lonsdale to create a mural for Mudgee Public School. This mural has been created to share some of the Wiradjuri culture with students at MPS, both now and for years to come.
We learned about Wiradjuri totems and symbols which identify our local community. The mural was officially launched in it's final display position on September 16th, 2013