Wesley College Indigenous Program

Wesley College Indigenous Program

Wesley College Indigenous Program

23 November 2015

The Moorditj Mob is Wesley College’s Indigenous Program. The program is an important part of the culture at the College and something the Wesley community has great pride in.

The program currently supports 45 students from across Western Australia. Moorditj is the Nyoongar word meaning great or excellent and fits well with what the College strives to achieve.

The program offers cultural education and develops pride and understanding in identity that complements a mainstream education. Nyoongar students celebrate this pride in dancing and enjoy performing and teaching primary school students about culture. Last year they performed over 40 dances to different groups.

They have met and performed for Sir Bob Geldof, danced in the National NAIDOC Week Opening Ceremony and at the Western Australian Youth Awards ceremony at Crown Entertainment Complex.

The boys recently returned from the World Indigenous Peoples Conference in Education in Hawaii where they performed 5 times, including the opening and closing ceremony.

As part of the Moorditj Mob program at Wesley College students learn about culture and how culture is important to their identity today. Performance and the teaching of culture is an important element of the program and assists in creating pride and understanding of the various local Aboriginal cultures.

We are grateful to local schools and organisations who invite the students to perform as it gives them this opportunity to publicly identify with their culture and teach others.

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.