ACEO and First Nations connections
Niina Marni! I am Westport’s Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO). I am a proud Ngarrindjeri woman from the Lower Murray, Eastern Fluerieu
Peninsula and the Coorong of the Southern-Central area of South Australia.
I have been working at Westport Primary School for 4 years. My role as an ACEO is to work alongside staff in the implementation of Aboriginal Cultural Studies and Aboriginal perspectives within the curriculum. I also contribute to Individual Learning Plans and work closely with families. I support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by establishing and maintaining positive relationships. The best part of my role however, is working with all Westport students who celebrate my culture daily.
Fringedigenous is a biannual cultural celebration held at Westport Primary School, marking the end of Reconciliation Week.
- Student performances
- Showcase of student learning including art, artefacts and traditional dance
- Stalls showcasing local Indigenous business, produce and community programs
- Live music by Indigenous artists
- Food trucks
- A festival atmosphere that must be seen to be believed!