September every year WDNA host a club tournament for the Kalkaringi Netball Team. This tournament is open to club teams from WDNA and other associations around Victoria.
The Kalkaringi Netball Team will compete in the 13/u Jurlaka (Bush Turkey) section. There will be two other 13/u sections, Jamut (Bird) & Likarta (Lizard) and two 11/u sections, Yo (Fish) and Wadija (Crocodile) on the day. The Kalkaringi team have chosen the section names using traditional Gurindji names.
Kalkaringi Netball Team
In 2014 Waverley District Netball Association partnered with Kalkaringi School to help introduce netball to the children in the community and bring a group of 10 indigenous kids to Melbourne to compete in their first ever organised netball competition.
Since then netball has been going strong in Kalkaringi and the team has continued to grow. In 2015 a new group of children came to Melbourne to compete in the WDNA/Kalkaringi netball tournament and in 2016 we will see a new group attend.
Team entries will open in July this year. Please look back in July for more information
Kalkaringi School Background
Kalkaringi School services the very remote Northern Territory communities of Kalkarindji and Daguragu, and is located in the community of Kalkarindji, 480km southwest of Katherine. The combined population of the two communities is approximately 750 people.
The Gurindji people are the traditional owners of the land. In 1966 Gurindji workers on Wave Hill Station went on strike over wages and conditions. The famous ‘Wave Hill Walk Off’ followed and is attributed to the start of the land rights movement in Australia.
Kalkaringi School has been a Preschool to Year 12 School since 2003, providing a comprehensive curriculum for students from both the Kalkarindji and Daguragu communities. Our students come from a diverse cultural and linguistic background. Most of the students are Gurindji but we also have Warlpiri, Mudburra and other indigenous and non- indigenous families as part of our community.
The school population is about 160 which includes our playgroup. The school also has a playgroup run through the Families as First Teachers Program, catering for 0 to 3 year old children and their carers.
Vision and Values of Kalkaringi School
To empower the community through Education.
This is achieved by:
- Respecting each other
- Listening to each other
- Supporting and encouraging each other
- Taking responsibility for our actions
- Striving to improve
We will learn from the work of all those who have been here before us and are proud of our history and culture.