Revive, teach and celebrate Aboriginal Languages in NSW public schools, through implementation of Aboriginal Languages and Culture Nests

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Our methods used to revive, teach and celebrate Aboriginal Languages in NSW public schools, through the implementation of Aboriginal Languages and Culture Nests initiative


Connie Ah See is a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri/Chinese Nation of the Wellington valley NSW formerly Bindjang. Her Nan and Grandfather had a big family of 14. Her mum Brenda is the fifth eldest. Connie’s siblings are Laurel, Tina, Adi and Babe. Connie has a daughter Nicole and four beautiful grandchildren Aniesha, Renea, William and Thomas. Her partner is Michael Donovan a Gumbaynggirr man from Macksville, who is from a strong musical family. Connie’s family kinship consists of the following kinship, Towney, Merritt, Bell, Amatto, Naden, Stanley, West, Kinchela, Newman, Brown, Keed, Reid, Reed, Read, Cohen, Robinson, Solomon, Shaw, Ball and many more.Her education career began in 1986 as a member of the Wellington Local AECG, then as the Regional Rep for Western 1 Regional AECG and as a member for the Executive Committee of the NSW AECG Inc.In 1988 Connie began studies at the University of Western Sydney in the Aboriginal Rural Education Program (AREP). Graduating in 1992 from this, her first appointment was as a primary teacher in her hometown of Wellington as a Year 5 teacher. She has over 30 years’ experience working in various levels of the NSW Department of Education, TAFE NSW and now with the NSW AECG Inc, for

Catherine Trindall is a Gomeroi woman with more than 30 years of experience working in Aboriginal education in NSW. She has been awarded the highest of recognition by the NSW AECG when she was formally inducted as an NSW AECG Life Member in 2018. She began her work in education in 1985 as the first Aboriginal Teaching Assistant in Tamworth before becoming a primary trained teacher. Catherine has extensively taught both in the city, rural and remote areas of NSW, where she has held many roles and positions across the Department of Education. Catherine is the current Deputy Chair and Ministerial appointee to the NSW Aboriginal Languages Trust Board.More recently she has undertaken a considerable body of work in leading and coordinating NSW TAFE’s work around the teaching and learning of Aboriginal Languages. In March 2021 Catherine was formally elected to the position of NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. President.