Kaurna Plant Totems

A group of year 6 students have undertaken a Kaurna research based art project. They responded to native South Australian plants that were used by the Kaurna people. These students created original drawings in response to these plants, which they then turned into ceramic tiles. Their artworks will be incorporated on 6 totem poles at the college and mosaic tiles will be added by Community Living Week students. Kaurna words of plant names have also been incorporated with this artwork. We have been most appreciative to be able to use these words thanks to the Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi Committee.

Here are a few images of the development of this project.


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Ms K Lymn


Story Planes

This term a class of year 7 students have been undertaking a public art project ¬†for the college. The aim of the ‘Story Planes’ project was to share stories between the students and the dominican sisters and their time at the college. They wrote pen-pal letters to each other, shared memories and photos. The students each painted portraits of their chosen sister and re-wrote their letters on sheet metal. These were folded and then installed on the brick wall adjacent to the new St Dominics ¬†courtyard.



The students will soon be conducting a morning tea in 2014 with the sisters to celebrate this project and hopefully many more to come.

Ms Kate Lymn