Marni nAa Pudni (Welcome)Welcome to Kaurna Plains School
Kaurna Plains School is an Aboriginal public school which caters predominantly for Aboriginal students and provides choice for Aboriginal families in regard to schooling for their children.
The school philosophy is of being united to empower students to be culturally strong, confident and successful and to ensure that parents and community members are an active part of the school. The school values are Cooperation, Organisation, Respect, Kindness and Acceptance (C.O.R.K.A.).
Taikurtinna is the Kaurna word for family. In 2008, Kaurna Plains School received an Artist – in Schools Grant from Carclew Youth Arts to continue work with artist James (Jimmy) Dodd.
The secondary students were working on the fertile question “What is family?” to inform learning inquiry during Semester 1, 2008. Kaurna language has a rich vocabulary relating to family members. Students felt that family had a wider, deeper meaning inclusive of animals, plants and the land.
Their ideas were translated into this clay tile artwork. This saw great skill development from the early practice tiles to the shared work completed by all year levels.
This artwork is displayed in the conference room at Kaurna Plains School.
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