Kaya, we proudly acknowledge that Our Lady of the Cape Primary school is situated on Wadandi Noongar Boodja, the traditional lands of the Wadandi Noongar people of the South West. We pay our respects to their Elders and custodians past, present and emerging.
Together we strive to look after country and culture. May we continue to discover and teach each other about this amazing region and its stories.
Given the cultural richness and impeccable beauty that surrounds our school, Our Lady of Cape is committed to developing cultural awareness, understanding and respect within our students.
With incredible guidance and mentoring from our local Wadandi custodian, Josh Whiteland, OLC has a comprehensive cultural plan that seeks to instil knowledge, values and skills into our students.
Along with cultural class and school events and practices, our students participate in excursion and incursion at school and on country that include:
- Cape Kaya – Cape Naturalist Lighthouse
- Meelup Walk with a focus on the story of Mammung the Whale
- Ngligi Cave
- Quindalup Walk
- Tradition cooking on campus at our school cultural space
- Ellensbrook House
- Tool and Journey Stick Making
Our goal is for our OLC students to leave our school as cultural leaders of Wadandi Boodja.
We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Josh and Koomal Dreaming in fostering future cultural leaders in our Dunsborough and South West WA community.