Welcome to Country
Randwick Girls High School acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of our land – Australia. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney.
Randwick Girls High School is built on Bidjigal land and is proud to have students from many different parts of Gadigal country.
Abigale-Rose (Abi) Tinker
Abi is from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands, far north of South Australia. She is a talented dancer and contortionist. Her contemporary performance in 2017 as the perentie lizard (Australia's largest monitor lizard), tells her family's compelling story; of searching for their people, searching for their land and the spirit of her grandmother "Nana". Nana was of the Stolen Generations and passed away long before Abi was born.
"When I perform this dance, I do feel sadness for all that is lost, but I feel a sense of relief too, as it make me feel connected to my culture."
Read more about Abi's story here...
Kayla is in Year 11 and has an active interest in a wide variety of sports such as netball, touch football and basketball. Kayla hopes to represent her culture as a model and use this as a way of teaching others about who she is and where she comes from.
Kayla along with 9 other contestants from the Manning Great Lakes were selected as a finailist in the 2017 Aboriingal Model search. The competition focuses on public speaking, and assisting young people discover a higher sense of self belief, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
Read more about Kayla's story here...
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Haines
“I’m from Takalaka in Brisbane and am a youth advocate for WEAVE”.
Weave Youth & Community Services is a non-profit community organisation that has been working with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, women, children and families in the City of Sydney and South Sydney areas for over 35 years.