Jabiru Stars Sharing Culture

Each year Jabiru Area School hosts students from Sacred Heart College in Geelong (Victoria) for a week, as part of a cultural immersion program called ‘Destination Dreaming’.

This year, our Jabiru Stars took the lead, escorting the visiting students to Ubirr in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park. Ubirr is home to some of the best rock art in the world and is famous for its panoramic view of the floodplains and escarpments below.

Our Year 9 and 10 Stars spoke to the Sacred Heart students about the different art and explained the surrounding scenery. Samantha spoke to them about her family’s history and how important this land is to her and her family.

The next day, Kia and Shantel conducted a cooking lesson for the visitors. They were shown how to make damper from scratch and how to prepare Magpie Geese and cook them on the fire.

Following a delicious lunch of damper and goose, the Sacred Heart students joined our seniors Stars during a lesson on self-care and wellbeing. The two groups worked together to make different face masks and lip scrubs and then took part in a meditation session.

We are so proud of the way in which our Stars welcomed the visiting students and how eager they were to share their knowledge about their culture and community.