Culture Group (CG) is an important part of our school's extracurricular offering that unifies students, staff, and community through the shared celebration of our Indigenous cultures, alongside our many migrant cultures that have settled on Yugambeh Country.
Dr. Ruth (Lute) Faleolo is the current CG Coordinator overseeing the program, in collaboration with a team of lead teachers, student leaders, and community tutors to deliver intensive dance workshops, cultural practices and performances during Terms 1-3 each year.
The main annual multicultural events held in Term 3 are a highlight in the School's annual calendar. The CG program also provides ample opportunities at local and regional events throughout the year, for Beenleigh students to represent our community's rich multiculturalism.
Students of diverse backgrounds always feel included when they commit and participate fully. It is a positive space where they can build their confidence, develop leadership skills and discover connections that are valuable to their citizenship in the community.
21 CGs have formed over the years, including: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander CG, African CG, American CG, Maori CG, Cook Island CG, Tongan CG, German CG, Hazaragi CG, Afghani CG, Indian CG, Filipino CG, Korean CG, Chinese CG, Tokelauan CG, Samoan CG, Vietnamese CG, Tuvaluan CG, Hawaiian CG, Japanese CG, Irish CG, and Scotts CG. Each year our CG program presents at least 18 of these groups, depending on the membership, commitment and staff availability.
When your student joins, the following is expected:
- A desire to learn new skills and build new knowledge systems
- Cultural respect, academic responsibility, and commitment to others
- Willingness to grow in excellence; the best version of you
A positive vibe and connection within our school and community
Culture Group Commitment Form can be found here