Sharing Stories: 2021



Monday to Friday at 10.00am and 12:30pm.

The Arts
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Information and communication technology capability
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Ethical understanding
Intercultural understanding
Year Level
Year PP – 3
60 minutes

$240 per group (up to 32 students)

Natural phenomenon like the stars, planets and universe are part of deep knowledge derived from Nyoongar teachings of the Nyiting (Dreaming).

In this program, students are immersed in various Nyiting teachings that provide understandings of the interconnection that exists everywhere. Students explore and engage with Nyoongar teachings of the Nyiting through the Museum’s collections and Wesfarmers Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn Gallery. 

Student Experience

Students will investigate

  • Local Dreaming Stories in the Wesfarmers Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn Gallery
  • The tradition of listening and learning from oral and written Dreaming Stories in a Yarning Circle
  • How we can actively work towards Reconciliation

Skills development

This program links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:

K – 2

  • Aboriginal languages: Participate in shared listening to, viewing and reading of texts and respond through singing, reciting, miming, play-acting, drawing, action and movement (ACLFWC072)
  • Pre-primary English: Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students' own experiences (ACELT1575)
  • Pre-primary English: Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783)
  • Pre-primary English: Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650)

Year 1

  • Literature and context: Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581)
  • Examining literature: Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhyme (ACELT1585)
  • Creating literature: Recreate texts imaginatively using drawing, writing, performance and digital forms of communication (ACELT1586)

Year 2

  • Literature and context: Discuss how depictions of characters in print, sound and images reflect the contexts in which they were created (ACELT1587)
  • Examining literature: Discuss the characters and settings of different texts and explore how language is used to present these features in different ways (ACELT1591)
  • Creating literature: Create events and characters using different media that develop key events and characters from literary texts (ACELT1593)
  • Creating texts: Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)

Year 3

  • Language variation and change: Understand that languages have different written and visual communication systems, different oral traditions and different ways of constructing meaning (ACELA1475)
  • Creating literature: Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features, for example perspective, distance and angle (ACELT1601)
  • Interacting with others: Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676)
  • Creating texts: Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1682)