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<h2>Coonamble Public School</h2><p>Coonamble Public School is a Connected Communities P-6 school of 240 students. The school is committed to educating students to be Respectful, Safe Learners. Children achieve in a safe, happy and culturally diverse environment through quality teaching practices, positive student welfare programs and constructive and supportive community involvement. Opportunities for sport and extra curricular activities are a priority.</p><p><strong>Website:<br></strong><a href="http://www.coonamble-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/" target="_blank">www.coonamble-p.schools.nsw.edu.au</a></p><h2>Rhino Sculpture Name:</h2><p>Maliyaa (means friend in Gamilaroi)</p><h2>Rhino Inspiration</h2><p>We investigated the flags of Africa and saw that the main colours of the flags were red, green and yellow. So they became background colours. We then wanted to show a part of Coonamble, so we worked with our Aboriginal Education Officer, Willy Ferguson, to use Aboriginal designs to reflect our community. Finally we discussed the conservation of rhinos and decided a message of “Horns Belong on Rhinos” would help people understand the threat to rhinos.</p><h2>Rhino Sculpture Location:</h2><p>Centro Nepean</p>