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Language & Culture Acknowledgements

On Friday 26 June we say "smol yawo" to Mr Dana Ober and Adhi Dimple Bani.
Both gentlemen were engaged in 2009 as part of the original Language and Culture team that have played a pivotal role in pioneering the development of Tagai State College Language and Culture Strategy. This strategic priority was identified in response to community demand expressed through TSIREC consultations held in 2008. Some of the work highlights have been:
    Input into the development of the P-3 Early Years Life’s Education program under the leadership of Deb Belyea (Head of Curriculum Language and Culture)
    Joint collaboration between TSIREC and Tagai to inform the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Cultural & Intellectual Property Protocols
    Collaboration and input into the development of the QSA P-10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Syllabus
    Torres Strait cultural and linguistic advice into the writing of the ACARA Languages syllabus
    Professional development on orthography and full immersion
    Community consultations in communities across the region
    Input into cultural induction
    Cultural and linguistic advice and quality assurance
    Cultural and linguistic presentations to staff, students and external organisations and forums
    Collaboration and input into the Language Symposium
It has been an absolute privilege working with men of this calibre that have added so much value to the direction of language and culture across Tagai. We are extremely grateful and sincerely thank Bab Dana Ober and Adhi Dimple Bani from the bottom of our hearts and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours
We are hopeful that our paths will cross through their input into the direction of the Torres Strait Regional Language Strategy which will in turn benefit and support our students the Tagai Strategy.
On behalf of all students and staff of Tagai State College we say, "Koeyma eso".