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Mimili Anangu School

2012 Learning on the Lands: Mimili Anangu School (Transcript 71KB PDF)

About the webisode

Mimili is a 15 hour drive North of Adelaide near the Northern Territory border. Some of the reasons teachers go to teach in Mimili include cultural adventure, an interest in working with a like-minded team and the many challenges and opportunities of teaching in this setting.

The webisode discusses the importance of reflecting on your practice for continuous improvement. Providing students with opportunities to learn in different ways, with different resources, in different spaces both indoors and outdoors and even to be the teacher themselves are some of the ways to engage students and support learning. Learning on the Lands: Mimili Anangu School also shows the importance of connecting with the community and families and the positive impact this has on student learning.

About the school

The majority of students at Mimili are Anangu and their first language is Pitjantjatjara or Yankunytjatjara, as this is usually the language spoken at home. The students are only formally introduced to English when they start school.

A significant factor for Anangu Communities and Schools is the transient nature of the population. The School can have students who attend for periods of days or weeks and then return to their home communities.

The Anangu people tend to live in family groups within Mimili Anangu Community or on their Homelands.

Mimili Anangu School

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