One Arm Point Remote Community School

One Arm Point Remote Community School

In the past, the One Arm Point school at Ardiyooloon was set up to teach English literacy and numeracy skills to enable Indigenous children to 'fit into' mainstream society. Today, the integration of Bardi Jaawi traditional ways of life with a contemporary school curriculum has produced a vibrant, energetic and rich learning environment for about 100 students. The school's cultural program feature activity days and camping trips determined by the weather and seasons, and the inclusion of community members such as Elders, wardens, rangers and local police. After experiencing the activities the children make posters and create DVDs and books in the Bardi language, Standard Australian English and Aboriginal English.