DHS Hosts Engadine High
On Thursday 27 June, Darwin High School had the pleasure of welcoming twenty-five students and their teacher from Engadine High School in Sydney. The group of dance, drama, performing arts and student leaders were keen to include Darwin High in their cultural tour of the Top End.
The group met with some of our Student Representative Council and they shared ideas, experiences and aspirations as school leaders. After lunch the Engadine students spent some time in SIEU with our Secondary Intensive English Unit students. While everyone was a little nervous to begin with, it didn’t take long for both groups of students to respond to each other and around the room there were lots of smiling faces and stories shared.
Then the group joined some of our DHS dance classes, where students shared stories and performances. Our students had the opportunity to view a dance work by the Engadine students, created around the theme of ‘connection to country’ and reflecting stories and totems from the land their school sits on – Dharawal land.
Our Stage 2 dancers presented their Otea piece, showcasing Pacific Island dance and talked about their new work created by local choreographer and Larrakia man, Gary Lang. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and make some new friends.
Thanks for visiting Engadine High!