Rydal show and awards celebrations

We celebrated NAIDOC and Awards at Cooerwull Public School (CPS)

Rydal Show

Cooerwull Public School (CPS) students and staff have worked hard with the Aboriginal Educational Officers Aunty Kym and Uncle Owen to produce some outstanding results at the Rydal Show. They designed and made clapping sticks, boomerangs, Yidakis (didgeridoos) and emu callers.


The Wudhagaragarra Awards celebrate and recognise innovation, excellence and achievement in Aboriginal Education in New South Wales Public Schools and school communities.

Cooerwull Public School received the ‘Outstanding School Award’. A school in this category has to demonstrate a commitment to improving the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students. Nominees must demonstrate that their school has developed and maintained successful partnerships with their local community which has impacted positively on school planning practices.

Nominees must also demonstrate an outstanding and innovative approach to Aboriginal education.
The school has recognised the work of Uncle Owen and Auntie Kym for their positive contributions to Aboriginal Education at Cooerwull and within the local AECG Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

Story contributed by Kym Cama from the AECG and Cooerwull Public School. Published in 2019.