Year 3 – Learning about Indigenous Australians

Last week, David Ella came to St Thomas to speak with Yr 3 students to help us with our History Unit on Indigenous Australians. Mr Ella is an Indigenous Education Officer in the Diocese of Broken Bay. He used to be a teacher, and now teaches people about the Indigenous culture. Everyone in Yr 3 prepared questions to ask him and he shared stories about his life to answer our questions. We learnt about:

  • The racism Mr Ella has experienced
  • His totem (The Sea Turtle)
  • His favourite Dream Time story (Tiddalick the Frog)
  • What his life was like growing up
  • His family traditions

Year three students were all very grateful for David Ella coming in to share his Aboriginal culture with us.

By Annabel B & Conor B

On the 2nd September, the Opera House held a special Indigenous Literacy live stream for all Australian children to enjoy. Click here to view the article written by Yr 3 students Amelia Mc & Julian W.