Education

Aboriginal languages added to NSW curriculum

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May 02, 2018

MORE children will have the opportunity to learn an Aboriginal language at preschool, with the NSW Government announcing Ninganah No More.

MORE children will have the opportunity to learn an Aboriginal language at preschool, with the NSW Government announcing Ninganah No More.

The new program will increase the level of Aboriginal languages taught in early childhood services across NSW.

State Member for Murray Austin Evans said the program would be a fantastic way for Aboriginal culture and identity to be developed and nurtured in the earliest stage of formal education.

“Ninganah No More will be beneficial to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children,” he said. “Research shows learning a second language has long-term developmental benefits and this will be hugely valuable to our electorate in the future.”

“Ninganah means to be quiet, and the goal of Ninganah No More is to help ensure Aboriginal languages are no longer unheard voices in our community.”

For more information, call 9266 8215 or email aboriginalprogramsECED@det.nsw.edu.au

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